Job description / Role
The Physics department at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a research associate position in computational physics to work on density functional theory (DFT). The project aims to use state-of-the-art DFT packages (such as Atomistix ToolKit "ATK") to investigate the effect of dopants and catalysts on gas sensing and energy storage properties in graphitic systems under the supervision of Prof. Nacir Tit.
The completion of MSc or PhD degree in Physics or Materials Science is required. Research experience in DFT is desirable. The appointment will be initially made for one year with full possibility of extension for another one year depending upon satisfactory performance. The nominal-start date is as soon as possible with deadline of end of year 2019. The UAEU is the largest and the top-ranked University in the United Arab Emirates.
The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, and two letters of references.
- MSc in Physics or MSc in Materials Science & Engineering
- MSc in Physics
- Computational Physics in general and with DFT calculations in particular
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.