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Technical Specialist - Catalysis Lab Technician

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Posted on November 19, 2019

1 - 2 years saudi arabia - Saudi Arabia

Diploma. Any Nationality

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Job / Position Summary
The role of this position is to provide technical support to the operation of sensitive equipment such as gloveboxes (45) and high vacuum lines (25). These equipment handle very sensitive and often toxic chemicals and must be to the highest standards. Support includes preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and training user to operate safely. He or she should also be capable to educate junior staff members for handling of both general and specialized tasks. This will include light troubleshooting to deep explanation of the principle of operation of the equipment. He or she will be in charge of supporting both the daily lab management (i.e. purchase and distribution of resources, etc.) and the instruments operation (i.e. preventive maintenance of analytical instruments, training of user, etc.) and work in perfect synergy with a team of highly motivated technical staff and academic researchers to ensure optimum laboratory operating conditions.
Major Responsibilities
The responsibilities are listed as below but not limited to. Major activities include, not necessarily in order of importance:
Carrying out systematically preventive maintenance on devices
Carrying out systematically performance tests on all analytical devices
Carrying out systematically validation tests on analytical methods
Keep electronic record of all analytical devices in activity in KCC
Keep electronic record of all maintenance carried on all analytical devices in KCC
Facilitate mobility of equipment within KCC, and with other KAUST departments (central workshop, LEM, etc)
Assist the KCC research team for the calibration of analytical instrument
Assist the KCC research team for running analysis
Assist the KCC research team for developing analytical methods
Will have some tasks related to ordering equipment/consumables under the supervision of the Lab Manager
Have working knowledge of techniques in an international team with team spirit and accurate, focused and thorough attitude
Have at least 3 years of experience of demanding equipment such as gloveboxes (45 in KCC), high vacuum equipment (25 in KCC)
Perform routine work and operate standard equipment/software
Have basic understanding and working knowledge of laboratory methods and method validation
Conduct preventative maintenance as instructed by the supervisor
Have basic troubleshooting skills and the ability to acquire and develop new skills by interacting with colleagues
Be well versed in general laboratory skills such as following safety procedures and standard operating procedures (SOPs), neatness, documentation, following written methods and instructions from the supervisor
Have good written and oral communication skills in English
Bachelor or Master in Science/Engineering
- demonstrated relevant expertise or equivalent with technical curricula / from technical universities, preferably with a few years work experience in relevant industrial or academic R&D (exceptional experienced candidate could be considered)
Three or more years in research laboratory, where at least one year experience in team or major project management.
Experience with all or most of the following instruments, equipment, or techniques:
• Spectroscopic techniques (FT-IR, UV-Vis, etc)
• Spectrometer (liq NMR, SS NMR, etc)
• Mass spectrometry (ES, FAB, EI, etc0
• Chromatography (i.e. HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, GPC, etc)
• X-ray diffraction studies and cyclic voltammetry
• Reactors and autoclaves for catalytic screening at high temperature, high pressure or high throughput.
• General chemistry techniques for preparation and characterization of air- and moisture sensitive compounds

Education / Training / Teaching / Academics

Installation / Maintenance / Operations / Repair


Technical Specialist - Catalysis Lab Technician


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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2014, American Academy is one of the leading educational support service providers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The institute has certified native English teachers, and specialized ESL courses, and specializes in –

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• Curriculum devel opment

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• Technical vocational training

American Academy strives to offer quality education to the students in the most professional manner, while nurturing their potential. It is committed to supporting Kingdom's Saudi 2030 Vision program with its cutting-edge techniques and technologically-driven curricula. The institute invites applications from dedicated teaching professionals who can impart quality education and contribute to shaping up the future of the students.

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