Research Associate

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Mar 2023


KU is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/ Research Engineer 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.
  • Present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.

The candidate will be working on the following tasks

  • Development of manipulation system for performing intervention operations in underwater environment.
  • Development of Advanced Navigation and Guidance Algorithms for the monitoring systems in underwater environment.
  • Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms for underwater inspection and maintenance tasks.
  • Development of a novel deep learning algorithms for video object tracking for underwater robotics video sequences. This includes deep learning in an end-to-end manner, developing pre-trained models, and detection strategies for long term videos.
  • Target Identification Using Onboard Vision.
  • Annotating underwater robotics datasets for robot perception.
  • To test and validate the pertinent algorithms and the developed UVMS prototype by identifying fouling on the cages (i.e., inspection) and de-fouling (i.e., maintenance) in the KU Marine Robotics Pool.
  • Effectively collaborate within the KU and international collaborators to achieve project deliverables within prescribed timelines.
  • Publish high-quality journal and international conference papers based on the obtained research results.
  • Qualifications

    • Masters from a reputable university in Robotics related Field (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering. Mechatronics) 
    • 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

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

    Primary Location: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Job: Research Associate
    Schedule: Regular
    Shift: Standard
    Job Type: Full-time

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