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Post Doctoral Fellow

Post Doctoral Fellow

Job Ref IRC36350
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Organization Name Temp Researcher External Fund
About University Khalifa University of Science and Technology

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 AbuDhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.

Brief Description A Post-Doctoral Fellow will join the research group towork on two main projects that are supported by grants. The first is to develop a bio mimetic micro-fluidic chip for pharmaceuticalresearch, and the second (supported internally by HEIC) is to develop ananotechnology-based drug delivery system for cardiovascular applications. The post-doc’swork will heavily involve micro-fabrication, biological experiments, and dataanalysis.The Post-Doctoral Research Fellowappointment is for a limited period of ten months (March – December 2019),extendable based on research budget availability.The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow willprovide support and undertake internationally competitive research anddevelopment on industrially relevant problems, aiming to provide innovativesolutions, intellectual property and high quality peer reviewed publications,thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the university.
Detailed Description Contribute to the development of a biomimetic chip tostudy the effect of the drug candidates on the immune system in-vitro;Contribute to the synthesis or utilization of goldnanoparticles with different sizes and shapes;Perform biological experiments in the Cell Culture andTissue Engineering lab related to pharmaceutical research and supporting bothprojects;Participates in scientific research as a professionallyresponsible member of the research team, participates in problem explorationand definition, planning of the approach and sequence of steps, execution ofexperiments and studies, interpretation of findings, documentation andreporting of results and progress, maintenance of research records andcompliance to all established policies and procedures;Contributes to the overall activities of the researchteam as required;Publishes research results in high quality journalsappropriate to the field in a timely manner;Since the Postdoctoral experience is transitional tobecoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Post-DoctoralResearch Fellow will strive to acquire the varied skills necessary to advancetheir career with guidance from the Supervisor. These skills include, but arenot limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in aconvincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the abilityto understand research group management and supervision of others, the abilityto establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar researchagenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclinedtowards a teaching career.
Job Requirement Previous experience as research assistant/teachingassistant is highly preferredPrevious experience as engineer in the industry is a plusIn-depth experience with micro fabrication andmicrofluidics is a mustGood knowledge of microscopy and cell culture techniquesis expectedExcellent English writing and communication skills PhD  in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields.
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