Research Assistant/Associate (Guidance, Navigation and Control)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-904

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant/Associate in the area of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC). The research assistant/associate should be knowledgeable of GNC algorithms for multiple satellite relative motion in close proximity operations. The candidate should be able to develop, simulate, and validate the GNC algorithms through Model in the loop (MiL), processor in the loop (PiL) and Hardware in the loop (HIL) testing environment. The preferred candidate should have demonstrated experience in the area of dynamics and control and have a strong research record. Initial appointment will be for 1 year and it can be extended for another year.


Minimum Qualification
- B.Sc. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a relevant field
- Skilled in programing using Matlab/Simulink and C++.
- Proven experience in the design, analysis and simulation of satellite GNC algorithms.
- Experience with rapid-prototyping of hardware-in-the-loop systems.
- Good technical writing and speaking skills.

Preferred Qualification
- M.Sc./Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or a relevant field
- Experience with dSPACE hardware in loop products
- Ability to use AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK) or ASTOS solutions software.
- Relevant publications record

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.