Research Procurement Specialist (University)

RTC-1 Employment Services

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: QP275-4867

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Position Title: Research Procurement Specialist (University)
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: up to 45K AED all-inclusive depending on experience and qualifications
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

About the Client:
A prestigious international university in Abu Dhabi

Job Description:
• Collaborate with research faculty, principal investigators, and other stakeholders to develop procurement strategies that align with research objectives while adhering to university policies and funding requirements
• Identify, evaluate, select vendors based on research requirement and ensure timely and quality delivery of goods and services
• Receive and review procurement requests from research faculty and staff to determine appropriate procurement methods, such as competitive bidding or sole-source procurement, and process purchase requisitions in compliance with university procurement policies and procedures
• Ensure that all procurement activities comply with university policies, research grant guidelines, and funding agency regulations. Maintain documentation and records related to procurement processes, including approvals, bid evaluations, and contract documentation
• Establish and maintain vendor relationships while overseeing the evaluation, negotiation, and management of contract terms, including pricing, deliverables, and intellectual property rights


• 40 years old and below
• Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, finance, or any related field; Master’s degree is preferred
• At least 5 years of experience in a similar role; preferably from a university or research setting
• Knowledge of procurement principles, practices, and regulations, especially in an academic/research environment/university
• Strong negotiation, contract management, and vendor relationship management skills
• Proficiency in using procurement software and systems
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Understanding of research ethics and compliance regulations
• Candidates who can join immediately will be prioritized

About the Company

RTC-1 Employment Services is a licensed recruitment firm based in Dubai, UAE. Our team has been in the market since 2004 and we are supporting various industries with their staffing needs across the Middle East and Africa.

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