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Research Assistant (Architectural Engineering)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1312

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Architectural Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in the area of Outdoor and indoor Thermal comfort. The research assistant should be knowledgeable of energy modelling, passive and active strategies to reduce energy consumption and Urban Heat Island effect. The candidate should be able to model, analyze and determine statistically the variables that will influence the coupling b/w indoor and outdoor thermal comfort using ANN and sensitivity analysis. The preferred candidate should have some work done in his/her master's degree regarding UHI and demonstrated experience in the field of sustainability, digital twin and have a PhD degree in relevant field.


Minimum Qualification
An appropriate educational degree supplemented with documented evidence to support the following:
- Skilled in BIM and energy modelling
- Ability to analyze models using advanced statistics like ANN and Knowledgeable in latest software like digital twin
- Good technical writing
- Flexible approach and initiative in executing the role.

Preferred Qualification
- Command of modelling and analysis
- Command of sustainability concepts and how to implement in a pragmatic manner
- Demonstrable willingness to support work in the lab and collaborate with other research organizations
- Be adaptable and flexible to the continuous changes associated with research demands
- Commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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Research Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 7,000

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience