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Laboratory Specialist, Earth Sciences
Reference No. IRC60314
Job Title Laboratory Specialist, Earth Sciences
Posting Date 24-Jan-2021
Department Department of Earth Sciences
Organization Name College of Arts and Sciences
About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

Brief Description

The Laboratory Specialist assists with the day-to-day operation and coordination of the laboratories under the supervision of the Senior Lab Specialist, Department Chair, and Faculty members.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

Laboratory Classes

  • Provide lab support for a range of courses at various levels to ensure that instructional delivery complies with the quality and educational standards of the department/program
  • Ensure preparation of the laboratory so that classes can operate efficiently, effectively, and safely
  • Instruct students in appropriate parts of the course in collaboration with Faculty members, including evaluation of students, grading of work, and providing feedback to students
  • Maintain accurate and timely student records
  • Assist in writing lab manuals, procedures, and safety instructions in coordination with the course instructor and/or Chair
  • Contribute to course evaluation and development of new course materials

Laboratory Operations

  • Ensure that all equipment is maintained, serviced and repaired as required
  • Train faculty and students and junior technicians in the use of equipment and techniques
  • Maintain inventories and current and future stock requirements of equipment and consumables
  • Identify requirements and equipment specifications, and assist with the procurement process for supplies and major equipment
  • Coordinate with suppliers to obtain quotations and follow up with Finance and Administration for contract preparation/renewal and for payments
  • Ensure accurate completion of documentation, records, and reports
Job Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Required Experience

  • Expats : A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • UAE Nationals: A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in educational lab supervision at a top-ranked university, preferably including the use of instructional technology
  • A Master’s degree in Earth Science along with experience in one or more of the following disciplines: sedimentology, petrography, structural geology, and paleontology would be an advantage
How To Apply A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.
Laboratory Specialist, Earth Sciences