Transportation and Pavement Research Laboratory Officer

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Details: Posted on: 18th December 2017

  • Company Name: University of Sharjah
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary: Unspecified
  • Minimum Work Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education Level: N/A
  • Listed By: Employer
  • Career Level: Mid-level


​The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering (RISE) is seeking to hire a Lab Supervisor that will oversee the research activities in the Transportation and Pavement Research Lab at the University of Sharjah. This individual will be responsible for the day to day lab testing of aggregates, asphalt, and asphalt mix. He will be also responsible for sample preparations, analysis of test results, and preparation of technical reports and publications. In order for this person to be successful, he/she must be committed to a safe work environment and be able to convey the importance of this into involved undergraduate and graduate students. He/she must be a technically oriented person with the specific abilities to read and understand specifications and technical material. He/she must be detail oriented, able solve problems and recommend solutions with minimal supervision.

Main accountabilities & expectations

Follow all University policies regulations for safe working procedures
Sample, test, and inspect, asphalt binders, asphalt mixes, and aggregates
Interpret asphalt mix designs
Keep records of raw material receipts
Maintain test results database
Perform general cleaning of work areas
Train undergraduate students and research assistants
Read and understand specifications and applicable test methods
Oversee and operate all testing machinery and accurately report test findings and observations
Responsible for proper use and care of lab instruments and testing machines
Test(s) to be performed in accordance with ASTM, AASHTO, and other test methods and project specifications
Perform calculations of test results
Install/retrieve traffic counters/detectors in the field
Interact and communicate daily with students and technicians
Help in preparing technical reports, journal/conference papers, and research proposals
Other duties as may be assigned

Job Specific Accountabilities


Required Skills


Preferred Qualification & Experience


Master degree holder from a reputable university
2+ years of related work experience

Work Requirements

Must have strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures
Must be willing to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required
Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary
Must be willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Advanced knowledge in Superpave testing of aggregates, asphalt binders, and asphalt mixes
Advanced knowledge in conducting performance related tests of asphalt binders and asphalt mixtures
Experience with traffic counters (detectors/sensors)
Knowledge of traffic modeling software
Familiar with TRB Highway Capacity Manual and AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
Experience handling electronic hardware and software communication is a plus
Advanced knowledge in analyzing results and prepare technical reports and publications
Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving, and receiving feedback
Experience with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Excellent time management and planning skills
Ability to multi-task

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear
Lift, carry and hold materials, tools and supplies
Able to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time
Able to exert a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects up to 30 kg
Able to work outside in the field and under various weather conditions

Job Location

University of Sharjah (Main)



Job Criteria


Male or Female


Master's degree

Relevant Experience

2 or more

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