Senior Researcher – Artificial Intelligence, Dubai
Position Code: 56201
Area: Computer Science
Field: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
The DEWA R&D Center is looking to fill the vacancy of a senior researcher to lead the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research program. The senior researcher tasks include: developing and conducting research in related areas, contributing in the formation of the overall strategy of the Smart Grid research program, supervising and mentoring junior researchers in developing their research activities, and coordinating with other researchers for developing joint interdisciplinary research efforts.
The Artificial Intelligence research program forms part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Area. The program’s scope encompasses the fields of: i) innovative statistical models for data analysis, ii) developing and applying machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms in a variety of real-world problems (demand patterns, resource and weather forecasting involvement would be considered a plus) iii) innovative methods of large data indexing and analysis (big data analytics) and iv) development of algorithms for pattern detection and machine vision.
The ideal candidate would have extensive research experience (more than 8 years of active research in academic and/or industrial organizations) in one or more of these areas. The research activity should be demonstrated by a strong publication record and a record of competitively obtaining, managing and delivering research projects in the field. The research activity should be demonstrated by a strong publication record and a record of competitively obtaining, managing and delivering research projects in the field. The candidate should be comfortable working as member of a dynamic, research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects across multiple areas but also manage individual tasks independently. Thinking out of the box and comfort in bridging cross-disciplinary silos to conduct innovative research are strongly desirable qualities.
Contract Duration: 6 years with potential for extension
- Scopus-indexed publication record commensurate to the experience.
- IP record.
- Demonstrable experience of competitively obtaining, managing and delivering research projects.
- Experience with database management (e.g. RDBMS and NoSQL).
- PhD in a related discipline e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
- Eight (8) years of industrial and/or research experience in the field.
Please send the following: i) cover letter (PDF), ii) CV including full list of publications/patents (PDF), iii) at least three names of references with contact information, and other supporting documents (optional) to DEWA R&D Centre recruitment R&D.Recruitment@dewa.gov.ae. Please include the Area and Position Code in the subject line of the email. If you need additional information/clarifications about the position, please contact Dr. Sgouridis at +971 043 222 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the employer
The package offered is competitive and in line with regional and global standards. The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) is one of the largest enterprises in the UAE, offers a dynamic work environment, internationally highly competitive salary packages, and living in the vibrant city of Dubai. The DEWA R&D Center is housed in state-of-the-art lab facilities located at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, one of the largest of its kind in the world.