Laboratory Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Oct 2021

ORGANIZATION NAME College of Arts and Sciences


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.


The Lab Technician is responsible for providing a range of lab technical support activities and support in the Labs by assisting instructors and monitoring the facilities.


Operational Responsibilities

  • Handle day-to-day operation and coordination of the laboratories under the supervision of Chair and faculty members.
  • Provide lab support for a range of courses at various levels to ensure instructional delivery complies with the quality and educational standards of the department/program.
  • Maintain accurate student records. Assist in writing lab manuals, procedures, and safety instructions in coordination with the course instructor and/or Chair.
  • Ensure all equipment are maintained, serviced and repaired as required. Diagnose and rectifies minor faults/problems with equipment;
  • Monitor and maintain a safe working environment in accordance to Health and Safety procedures.
  • Train faculty and students and junior technicians in use of equipment and techniques. Ensure maintenance of current and future stock requirements of equipment and consumables. Ensure adherence to established HSE procedures and policies.
  • Provide technical support for experimental equipment including troubleshooting.
  • Identify requirements and equipment specifications, and assist with the procurement process of supplies and major equipment in the specific area.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment of lab supplies according to safety measures.
  • Ensure accurate completion of documentation, records and reports. Coordinate with suppliers to obtain quotations and follow up with Finance and Administration for contract preparation / renewal and for payments.
  • Ensure adherence to the University’s information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by Line Manager.


Required Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Required Experience

  • Expats: A minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
  • UAE Nationals: A minimum of 0-1 year of relevant experience


A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.

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