Job Details
Posting Date
18/11/2021 Expiry Date 18/12/2021 Job Reference Number: 1776-2021-11-18T13:49:48
Engineer- Laboratory
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences
Job Purpose

To supervise, maintain and upgrade the laboratory facilities,, support researchers and students who are using them, as well as safely test the labs and assure proper functioning of facilities, materials and equipment.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Provide technical support to students and researchers in lab hardware/software peripherals and in the use of mixed labs facilities and devices.
  2. Prepare manuals and lab safety plans by gathering information from previous experiments to ensure high levels of safety.
  3. Install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain related software, hardware and lab peripheral devices to ensure compliance with license agreements and copyright legislation.
  4. Supervise various periodic upgrades, maintenance and troubleshooting activities in the lab(s).
  5. Maintain lab(s) equipment by troubleshooting and repairing it to ensure its continuous performance.
  6. Manage and supervise lab(s) facilities by making sure that the equipment and machines are in good working order and recommend improvements as appropriate to maintain standards of accuracy and reliability.
  7. Supervise lab sessions, lab examinations and assist in grading student lab reports, as well as maintain and update student records.
  8. Maintain and update laboratory inventory by requesting laboratory equipment, consumables and furniture as per the required specifications.
  9. Ensure that safety standards and protocols are followed all the time in the lab(s), and implement safety training for both faculty and students.
  10. Be prepared for any external/internal visits for maintenance purposes.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Familiarity with necessary programs and/or computer software.
  • Good experience using relevant laboratory equipment, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and operation techniques.
  • Project and time management skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise multiple tasks and produce reports under strict guidelines.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Inquisitive mind and passion for excellence.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or a relevant discipline.
  • 3 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all