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Employment: Full Time

Job Description
A Research Associate position is available in the department of mechanical engineering under Prof. Abdel-Hamid Mourad focusing on the development of self-cleaning solar panels based on superhydrophobic polymeric coatings. Metal-Organic frameworks (MOF's) will be utilized for this work.

Candidate must have obtained an MSc degree in renewable energy, material science, or related fields. Experience in fabrications and characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) is a plus. The appointment is initially for 1 year starting from January 2021 and can be extended.

Online submissions will be entertained. The candidates after pre-shortlisting will be notified for a Skype-based interview via email.


Minimum Qualification
M. Sc in degree in renewable energy, material science or related fields

Preferred Qualification
Ph.D. degree in renewable energy, material science, or related fields. Publications related to material synthesis & coatings.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
Knowledge and work experience related to fabrications and characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF).

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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