Post‐Doctoral Research (Job Code: ME-PDSK032013)

The Advanced Materials and Multi-functional Structures group at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology invites applications for the position of Post‐Doctoral Research Fellow, funded by Borouge. The successful candidate will work in the Institute Research Center for Energy (iEnergy) and will be based in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) department. The project’s proposed approach covers both experimental and modeling aspects of improving barrier performance of polyolefins. It envisages formulation of material design principles and the design of new advanced composite materials which will have superior oxygen barrier performance; these designs will be achieved through the engineered positioning of different materials and geometric features in hybrid material systems, so as to achieve better barrier properties.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Mechanical, Materials, Chemical or Polymer Engineering) and a strong publication record in top quality journals. Expertise in at least two of the following areas is a must: material characterization, analytical/computational material mechanics, micro- and nano-composites, atomistic/MD simulation, soft matter and rapid-prototyping. 


The position will offer a very competitive tax-free salary package ($70K - $85K). The position will be for an initial duration of 12 months, extendable (up to 2 years) depending on funding and performance.

Application Information

To apply for this position, please submit the following items below by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as a single PDF file specifying the job code ME-PDSK032013. 

  • Applicant name and contact information,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statements of research and teaching interests,
  • An application letter describing the applicant’s current position and how his/her experience matches the position requirements, and
  • Email contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start at the earliest possible date. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.