Job Details
Posting Date
25/01/2021 Expiry Date 27/02/2021 Job Reference Number: 1564-2021-01-25T11:33:23
Lab officer
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Sciences
Department Applied Physics & Astronomy
Job Purpose

To supervise, maintain and upgrade the Petroleum Geosciences & Remote Sensing laboratory facilities, and to provide support to faculty and students using the laboratories.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  • Preparing experiments and participating in the development of experiments, while ensuring all the safety requirements in the laboratory are in place.
  • Managing and supervising lab facilities for conducting weekly geological and geophysical laboratory courses by arranging proper schedule.
  • Providing lab related technical support to students and instructors during laboratory sessions.
  • Working with faculty to develop and fabricate new experiments and demos.
  • Supporting faculty and students in the planning and execution of student projects as required.
  • Supporting faculty and students in the planning and execution of outfield experiments and surveys.
  • Assisting inventory, and ordering laboratory equipment and consumables as per required specification.
  • Receiving, installing and calibrating laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Preparing and maintaining an electronic database for details of equipment in the laboratory.
  • Demonstrating the use of machines, tools and equipment within the Petroleum Geosciences laboratories.
  • Maintaining equipment and machines in good working order and recommending improvements as appropriate to maintain standards of accuracy and reliability.
  • Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and updating all type laboratory software and also demonstrating how to use it.
  • Observe and reinforce safety and housekeeping procedures and protocol within the laboratory.
  • Engage with concerned faculty in research on Geosciences.
  • Invigilate department examinations, including final examination.
  • Participate in the departmental activities like organization of conferences, seminars, festivals etc

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Strong computing skills, including programming and working knowledge of relevant programs.
  • Technical problem solving and data analysis
  • Problem solving using geological and geophysical experiments
  • Previous experience in geological or geophysical Laboratory
  • Experience in conducting different geophysical surveys like seismic Reflection and Refraction methods, ERT, MASW, GPR, Magnetic and Electromagnetic methods, well logging is a plus.
  • Experience in Seismic data processing and interpretation software like Landmark Promax, Kingdom suit, RadExPro, OpendTect, Seismic Unix is a plus.
  • Experience in microscopy of rocks and minerals, maintain microscopes and help in archiving samples is a plus. 
  • Experience in grinding and sieving laboratory processes for rocks and minerals is a plus.
  • Experience in geology fieldwork using compass and geological maps, especially measuring structure elements in faults and folds and sedimentary layers is a plus. 
  • Experience in any of the following software, EVA, TOPAS, ROCKWORK, Mineql is a plus.
  • Deep knowledge, skills or experiences in oil and gas well logging interpretation is a plus.     
  • Experience in GIS or Remote Sensing programs is a plus

Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum B.Sc. in Geology or Geophysics or related fields
  • A minimum of 2 years working in the field of higher education
  • MSc in Geology or Geophysics or related fields is a plus

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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