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Postdoctoral Fellow in Solar Energy Research
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Solar Energy Research
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jun. 1, 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Energy Technology

Job description:
The Renewable Energy Research Center (RERC) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking one highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in renewable energy systems and excellent data analysis skills to conduct innovative research in energy efficiency and hybrid energy-storage systems. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary research group to conduct and analyze experiments with stand-alone, as well as grid-connected solar energy systems.
Prospective postdoctoral fellows must collaborate with one or more faculty members and articulate an interdisciplinary research plan that is aligned with the mission of the AUS-RERC.

Desired skills and experience:
The candidate is expected to demonstrate a broad understanding and experience with application of a wide range of engineering principles, theories and concepts. The candidate for this position is also required to possess general knowledge of solar energy-related disciplines and applications, including involvement with solar energy modeling tools used within the solar power industry. Programming skills and knowledge of embedded systems are required; prior exposure to power electronics converters and MPPT energy systems will be an asset. Additionally, experience with application of machine learning techniques for data-driven system modeling will be considered a plus.
The candidate must have good oral and written English communication skills. The candidate must also be capable of participating in interdisciplinary collaborative work in the area of renewable energy in a highly interactive international team, with fellow undergraduate and graduate M.Sc. students. Academic excellence, a professional work attitude, proactive and self-driven nature, as well as leadership potential are expected.

Position Details:
Appointment duration will be for a 2-year period. Selected candidate will be initially appointed for one year with renewal after the first year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.
Interested candidates should submit a complete application package to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:
1. CV
2. Short motivational statement explaining why you are suited for, and interested in, this position.
3. Two letters of recommendation.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Prof. Rached Dhaouadi
    Electrical Engineering
    American University of Sharjah
    P.O. Box 26666
    United Arab Emirates
  • +97165152927


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