Research Associate

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jun 2024

24 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline

16 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


Research Associate

Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to work on a funded project to investigate the applicability of novel polymers to UAE carbonate reservoirs under harsh conditions of high temperature and high salinity.

The project will specifically focus on conducting centrifuge and coreflooding tests for different carbonate reservoirs in UAE to characterize true residual oil saturation. The tests also include spontaneous imbibition, and NMR. Knowledge of salinity screening tests, viscoelasticity measurements, rheological testing, as well as static and dynamic adsorption tests is a plus.

As part of the project, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities at ADRIC and Petroleum Engineering Labs, and will get an opportunity to work alongside researchers and graduate students from various backgrounds as part of a wider team.


Position Requirements

  • To provide high-quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.
  • Capability to run common laboratory equipment for research on EOR with experience on using both coreflooding rigs, centrifuge, and rheometers.
  • Ability to record results in professional manner and aptitude to correlate obtained data in a meaningful manner
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

  • Masters from a reputable university in either Petroleum Engineering or Chemical Engineering related discipline
  • Experience of undertaking assigned research tasks and starting to manage own workload
  • Contributing to scientific papers and academic journal articles where possible acting as lead/ corresponding author
  • A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to function as part of a team working on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines
  • Well-developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

  • Masters gained from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • At least 2 year of increasingly accountable relevant experience as a researcher in academia or in industry
  • At least 1 lead author publication in a Q1 journal in the relevant field
  • Experience contributing to high impact publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team ([email protected] ).

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Where to apply


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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