khalifa university

Post Doctoral Fellow, Materials Chemistry

Mar 16, 2023

Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on the development of novel materials from peptides and their derivatives through a self-assembly approach for different applications including antibacterial and anticancer treatment. As part of the project, the researcher will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and will get an opportunity to work with a team of researchers and graduate students from various backgrounds.

Position Requirements

Design and synthesis of organic small molecules including short peptides.

Working knowledge of different characterization equipment such as microscopy (SEM, TEM).

Should have expertise in NMR, HPLC, and LC-MS

Willing to contribute to grant writing, drafting patents, and attending conferences.

Train new lab personnel on lab methods, safety protocols, and standard operating procedures.

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

Ph.D. from a reputable university in Materials Chemistry or related discipline.

Experience writing scientific papers.

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 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. gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University

High-impact first-author publications in the top 10% of 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 (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Primary Location: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job: Post Doctoral Fellow

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Job Type: Full-time