Research Instrumentation Specialist (Mechanical Engineer) in the Core Technology Platforms (CTP)

New York University

United States

October 13, 2021

Description

Research Instrumentation Specialist (Mechanical Engineer) in the Core

Technology Platforms (CTP)

New York University: NYU - Global: Abu Dhabi: ADResearch Centers: Core

Technology Platforms Operations

Location

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Open Date

Sep 12, 2021

Description

The Core Technology Platforms (CTP) at New York University Abu Dhabi are multidisciplinary, centrally organized research facilities comprised of 12 core laboratories. We provide hundreds of research equipment, user training, and research support to NYU Abu Dhabi's academic community and collaborators. For more information, please refer to the CTP website.

The CTP seeks to appoint a Mechanical Engineer as a Research Instrumentation Specialist (RIS) for a Fixed Term of three years, renewable.

The Research Instrumentation Specialist (RIS) will guide and assist researchers and faculty in conducting large-scale civil engineering research experiments on the geotechnical centrifuge. The candidate will be responsible for a state-of-the-art geotechnical centrifuge facility's operation and the design, construction, and maintenance of the mechanical subsystems, troubleshoot electronics and instrumentation systems, and training researchers. The incumbent will design and help build mechanical devices and systems to meet the civil engineering research testing needs at the facility and will implement upgrades to the controllers of the centrifuge and associated subsystems. The RIS will use specialized miniature instrumentation and troubleshoot electronics and instrumentation systems. The RIS will research supply and equipment vendors for centrifuge and subsystems development and upgrade projects.

The RIS will work closely with Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) department to identify and prepare the required safety documentation, such as the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Risk Assessments, and implement the safety policies in the facility.

This position requires a candidate with a strong technical background in advanced mechanical equipment and shaking systems with the following experiences:

  • Operation and maintenance of advanced mechanical equipment and shaking systems
  • Creation of mechanical drawings, design, and maintenance of servohydraulics and feedback control systems for shaking apparatus
  • Experience with and knowledge of the basic principles of hydraulic and electric motors and pumps, machining, welding, and soldering
  • The candidate must be willing to be trained on the operation and maintenance of additional equipment and operate them as and when required.

    This position requires a candidate with a solid technical background in diverse science and engineering research laboratory equipment.

    Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant. A Master's degree in Engineering and higher is preferred.

    The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at https:// nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email: nyuad.admin.ctp@nyu.edu

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU's global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications

    The Core Technology Platforms (CTP) at New York University Abu Dhabi are multidisciplinary, centrally organized research facilities comprised of 12 core laboratories. We provide hundreds of research equipment, user training, and research support to NYU Abu Dhabi's academic community and collaborators. For more information, please refer to the CTP website.

    The CTP seeks to appoint a Mechanical Engineer as a Research Instrumentation Specialist (RIS) for a Fixed Term of three years, renewable.

    The Research Instrumentation Specialist (RIS) will guide and assist researchers and faculty in conducting large-scale civil engineering research experiments on the geotechnical centrifuge. The candidate will be responsible for a state-of-the-art geotechnical centrifuge facility's operation and the design, construction, and maintenance of the mechanical subsystems, troubleshoot electronics and instrumentation systems, and training researchers. The incumbent will design and help build mechanical devices and systems to meet the civil engineering research testing needs at the facility and will implement upgrades to the controllers of the centrifuge and associated subsystems. The RIS will use specialized miniature instrumentation and troubleshoot electronics and instrumentation systems. The RIS will research supply and equipment vendors for centrifuge and subsystems development and upgrade projects.

    The RIS will work closely with Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) department to identify and prepare the required safety documentation, such as the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Risk Assessments, and implement the safety policies in the facility.

    This position requires a candidate with a strong technical background in advanced mechanical equipment and shaking systems with the following experiences:

  • Operation and maintenance of advanced mechanical equipment and shaking systems
  • Creation of mechanical drawings, design, and maintenance of servohydraulics and feedback control systems for shaking apparatus
  • Experience with and knowledge of the basic principles of hydraulic and electric motors and pumps, machining, welding, and soldering
  • The candidate must be willing to be trained on the operation and maintenance of additional equipment and operate them as and when required.

    This position requires a candidate with a solid technical background in diverse science and engineering research laboratory equipment.

    Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant. A Master's degree in Engineering and higher is preferred.

    The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at https:// nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email: nyuad.admin.ctp@nyu.edu

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU's global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Application Process

    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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