Lab Engineer Khalifa University Abu Dhabi

The Lab Engineer at Khalifa University is responsible to provides high quality support to the University Research 2D materials labs, related to the day to day operations. This includes equipment management, maintenance of equipment and research facilities, training of staff, offering expert advice on analytical techniques, ensuring measurement reliability and precision, following standard reporting and documentation procedure, and compliance with the University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations on the use of equipment and materials. To ensure high level research services for users, the Lab Engineer should support and endorse a culture of continuous improvement.

Responsibilities of Lab Engineer

Laboratory Safety

  • Design and implement metrics and procedures to ensure compliance with all aspects of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines and policies.
  • Assess and report safety hazards associated with maintenance and use of equipment.
  • Ensure the safe and effective operation of laboratory equipment and activities following the latest standards and procedures.
  • Participate in drafting risk assessments.
  • Take immediate action on safety concerns and improvement recommendations.

Laboratory Management

  • Ensure that written SOPs and other operational technical protocols and procedures are made available to all users and supervise their compliance.
  • Contribute to laboratory goals for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.
  • Prepare daily operational log sheets, identify and analyze repetitive equipment failures, and establish replacement programs as necessary.
  • Create and maintain the inventory of all equipment, consumables, and chemicals.
  • Participate in continuous improvement programs by efficiently recording observations and following through on agreed actions.

Technical Support

  • Support the implementation of scheduled work plans by faculty members and research leaders.
  • Draw and implement certification and assurance test plans, procedures, and test reports.
  • Author operational manuals and essential operational and safety procedures for equipment and calibration based on manufacturers’ documentation.
  • Coordinate installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Design and implement bespoke systems to support experiments.

Management of Laboratory Resources

  • Manage and maintain inventories and purchase lists of parts, consumables, and materials.
  • Evaluate technical requirements and solicit bids from potential vendors of equipment.
  • Advise faculty and researchers on purchasing consumables and accessories.

Research Services of Lab Engineer

  • Contribute to the continuing innovation and development of the RIC 2D research program.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel, and staff to solve specific lab operating problems and improve performance and availability of equipment.

Other

  • Provide and contribute to reporting as required by RIC2D and lab users.
  • Adhere to the University’s information security and confidentiality policies and procedures and report breaches or other security risks.
  • Coordinate with other departments as and when needed.
  • Execute other tasks as assigned by the Line Manager.

Job Requirements of Lab Engineer

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in a related discipline.

Required Experience

  • Expats: A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in research laboratories.
  • UAE Nationals: A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in research laboratories.

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