Research Scientist Full-time Job

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The successful Research Scientist will join a collaborative project with Technology Innovation Institute (TII) to develop and implement novel methods and solvers which will be adapted toward the use of full-scale reactor physics applications to nuclear technology relevant to the APR1400.

As part of the project, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities at the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center ( and will get an opportunity to work alongside researchers/graduate students from various backgrounds as part of a wider team.

This is a 3-year project (with possible extension), and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with leading research institutions in the UAE and contribute to the advancement of the nuclear-energy industry through the application of the developed solvers to reactor physics simulations.

Position Requirements

- PhD from a reputable university in Nuclear Engineering or related discipline

- Strong background in nuclear reactor physics and its related numerical techniques

- Strong programming skills in Python

- Experience with high-performance computing and parallel processing (optional)

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

- Strong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment

- Knowledge and experience in quantum computing are a plus

- Write technical reports and publish research in peer-reviewed journals

- 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

Desired Skills and Experience

- PhD from a reputable university in Nuclear Engineering or related discipline

- At least four (4) years post-doctoral research experience and H-Index in SCOPUS/Google Scholar of at least 8

- Expert-level knowledge project subject area as evidenced by relevant publications and/or patents

- Strong programming skills in at least one programming language such as Python, (C/C++ optional)

- Track record of contributing to the writing of successful research grants

- A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture

- Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

- The proven ability to lead work on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines.

- Ability to train and mentor students and support fellow researchers

- Highly developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

- Ph.D. from and/or experience working in a top 200 QS or THE ranked University

- High impact first-author publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

- Experience leading competitive research grants as principal investigator or named co-investigator in the project team

Company Description
The UAEs top-ranked university, Khalifa University is leading R&D of real-world solutions and preparing science and engineering graduates to build a better world.