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Research Assistant (Satellite Command and Data Handling)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1316

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Electrical Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University is seeking a research assistant in the area of Satellite Command and Data Handling.

The position involves strong interaction with the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC). The research assistant should be knowledgeable in the area of Embedded Systems. The candidate should be able to conduct independent research on topics related to Spacecraft Command and Data Handling, build embedded hardware and software, conduct quantitative analysis of on-board data handling systems for small satellites.

The preferred candidate should have demonstrated experience in the both fields of space systems and embedded systems.


Minimum Qualification
- B.Sc. in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a relevant field
- Skilled in embedded systems
- Ability to design hardware and real-time software for critical embedded systems.
- Good technical writing skills
- Flexible approach and initiative in executing the role.

Preferred Qualification
- M.Sc. in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a relevant field
- Experience with STM32 processors and its software tools.
- Experience with space systems and its requirements
- Development and digital design with FPGAs.
- Understanding and expiring with Real-Time Operating Systems.
- Requirements generation, version control, task distribution, validation and verification
- Computer parallel bus architectures
- Experience with Error Detection and correction techniques (EDAC)
- Mass memory (onboard solid-state recorder) system architectures, data and file management
- Direct memory access techniques
- Serial data links; Space-wire, RS232/RS422, Ethernet, I2C, CAN etc.
- Wireless data links: WIFI, Bluetooth, Zigbee etc.
- The ability to work with students as a mentor.

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