Research Associate (Chemical Disinfection)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-1419

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a research associate position starting November 2022 to work on a research project in the area of chemical disinfection for biofilm control in marine environment. This is an externally funded project with an undisclosed Government organization in the UAE.

• Suitable candidates should have a track record, significant contribution, and laboratory experience in creating and operating disinfection reactors to assess the effectiveness of different disinfectants in biofilm control.
• Specific knowledge on biofilm characterization is required.
• The candidate needs to show a record of experience in designing, building, and operating a chemical disinfection reactor to control biofilm growth.


Minimum Qualification
• Applicants must have a graduate degree (minimum Master of Science), preferably in environmental engineering, with specific focus on chemical disinfection.
• Applicants should have more than 1 publication in the specific area of chemical disinfection. Successful candidates will highlight their laboratory experience
Applicants need to have 5 positive responses of the following list to qualify for the position:
• Do you have a graduate degree (MSc Minimum)
• Do you have experience in disinfection?
• Do you have at least one publication about disinfection?
• Have you worked in a laboratory dealing with disinfection of biofilms?
• Have you measured any of the following parameters: ATP, AOC, chlorophyll?
• Do you have experience in identification of different microbiological species?
• Were you involved in reactor design and developing experimental protocols?

Preferred Qualification
• Applicants preferably would have a PhD degree with specific focus on chemical disinfection. Applicants should have at least 3 publications in the specific area of chemical disinfection. Successful candidates will have significant laboratory experience and modeling background.

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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