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Job Record #17788
TitlePostdoctoral Fellow (Research Projects) Khalifa University UAE
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerKhalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE
LocationUnited Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, July 01, 2022
1. Job Purpose
-To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally 
competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic 
and research mission of the University.

-Since the Postdoctoral, experience is transitional to becoming an independent 
researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the 
varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. 
These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research 
plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of 
communication, the ability to understand research group management and 
supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with 
colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach 
a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

2. Strategic Responsibilities
-Implement numerical models using the university HPC and conduct numerical 

-Implement different physical models in the open-source code OpenFoam.

-Analyze model outputs together with the experimental data, available from 
literature, to generate scientific results and science-based recommendations.

-To independently undertake research in the relevant discipline area using the 
appropriate methods and/or techniques.

-To produce research reports and publications as required by the funding body 
and for dissemination to the wider academic community.

-To collaborate with research colleagues and support staff internally as 
appropriate to the actively. 

-Develop appropriate external contacts and networks relevant to the project and 
to future funding opportunities.

-To attend, contribute, and where necessary lead relevant meetings.

-To undertake any other duties relevant to the research group activities.

-Conduct a thermal-hydraulic experiment via designing, building test prototype 
and measuring data

3. Operational Responsibilities
In this project, a numerical model based on multi-dimensional and multi-physics 
computational fluid dynamic (CFD) approach, which involves fundamental 
conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy, will be developed. The aim 
in this work is to investigate the thermal behavior of a phase change material-
based thermal energy storage (TES) that is integrated within an APR1400 nuclear 
power plant (NPP). The physical model will be implemented in the open-source 
code OpenFOAM and validated against existing experimental data.

4. Required Qualifications
-A PhD degree in Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering or a closely related discipline.

-Advanced programming skills with C/C++, Python and Fortran.

-Advanced expertise in commercial and open-source codes CFD codes such as STAR-
CCM+ and OpenFOAM is required.

-High motivation and a solid desire to actively participate in experiments and 
numerical modelling as well as to propose and undertake initiatives.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective interpersonal skills 
to work effectively within a scientifically diverse team.

-Ability to successfully report and publish research results in Q1 journals.

-Good knowledge of nuclear power plants is desired but not required.

5. Required Experience
-Research experience in a relevant subject area of the research project is 

-Experience of working in a research-team environment.

-Experience of writing research reports, publications, or other relevant 

-Strong Experience in CFD (OpenFOAM), ideally in the field of phase change 
material-based thermal energy storage (TES) and numerical modeling of phase 
change material during charging/discharging of TES is mandatory.
-Experience in running large numerical simulations using High Performance 
Computing facilities is desired.

-Good communication skills in English

6. Required Skills
-Ability to conduct high-quality research, develop and publish peer-reviewed 
scientific papers, present research findings in a concise, clear, and convincing 
style, both; in oral and written modes of communication.

-A clear commitment in contributing to the research environment of the research 

-Ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar 
research agenda.

7. Personal Qualities
-A proven ability to well integrate in a diverse work environment.

-Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills.

-Focused, well organized, and proven problem-solving skills.

-A good understanding of the research environment in a university.

-Proactive, independent with a positive attitude.

-A committed team-player, flexible and adaptive.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a detailed cover letter to: and/or 

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17788 when responding to this ad.
NameAhmed Alkaabi
Email ApplicationYes
Phone+971 2 312 3546
Record Data:
Last Modified09:54:25, Friday, May 13, 2022

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