Department: Department of Engineering
Contract Type: Academic – Full time
Closing Date: January 25, 2020

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) was established in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in 2007 in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The Vision of the German University of Technology in Oman is to become a leading university of technology in the wider region by building on the three pillars of education, research and innovation. Through its affiliation with RWTH Aachen University, the German University of Technology in Oman provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence and with a firm grounding in Oman’s culture and heritage. GUtech’s programmes of study are accredited by the German agency ACQUIN. GUtech faculty also engage in local research projects, in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and other universities abroad.

The Department of Engineering is seeking applications for the following position:

Technicians/ Lab Assistants

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Requirements and Competencies

Applicants must have a minimum of BSc. degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Process Engineering fields. Having a higher degree and an experience in supervising thesis projects are an advantage. They should have demonstrated excellence in conducting and supervising lab courses. Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of laboratory procedure and its safety, understand the MSDSs of the chemicals, and able to write and communicate the lab reports. The applicants must demonstrate their flexibility to work in different engineering labs e.g., Mechatronics Lab, Process Engineering Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, and Mechanical workshop.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team environment. The language of instruction at GUtech is English.

 

  1. Tasks and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of selected candidate include assistance in conducting lab modules of courses, teaching lab courses, maintaining lab equipment, contributing to the development of lab courses in close collaboration with the professors at Engineering Department, and co-supervising thesis research projects. Candidates should be able to improve their teaching skills to adapt to local needs.

The potential employee will contribute towards the coordination of the University’s Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering labs, demonstrate excellence in teaching labs and supervising lab course, and add to the University’s research in engineering.

 

  1. Our Offer

GUtech offers an international and dynamic environment with an extensive research network provided by RWTH Aachen University. A hiring committee will select the successful applicants and nominate them for academic positions at GUtech. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The salary is internationally competitive. Offers are subject to receiving Omani teaching and labour permits, which will be arranged by the University. The successful candidates are expected to take up employment before 15th of February 2020. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if any), a description of research interests, a statement of lab teaching experience, copies of relevant certificates, and the names of at least three academic references.

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