Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Senior Researcher - Solar of PV Module Development

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Senior Researcher – Solar, Dubai

Position Code: 16201

Area: Solar

Field: PV Module Development


The DEWA R&D Center is looking to fill the vacancy of a senior researcher to lead the PV Module Development research program. The senior researcher tasks include: developing and conducting research in related areas, contributing in the formation of the overall strategy of the Solar research program, supervising and mentoring junior researchers in developing their research activities, and coordinating with other researchers for developing joint interdisciplinary research efforts.

The PV Module Development program forms part of the Solar Research Area. The program’s scope encompasses the fields of: i) PV module design fabrication and prototyping, ii) PV module material development, selection and integration (including encapsulants, sealants, backsheets, metalization and interconnection, glass) iii) harsh weather PV module testing and evaluation, and iv) PV module recycling processed. A research-orient PV module assembly line is currently under tendering and will be available for the sole use of the PV Module Development team.

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 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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Scopus-indexed publication record commensurate to the experience.
  • IP record.
  • Demonstrable experience of obtaining competitive funding.
  • Leadership position experience.

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD in a related discipline e.g. Material Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Fabrication and Characterization.
  • Eight (8) years of industrial and/or research experience in the field.

To apply

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& 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

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.

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Senior Researcher - Solar of PV Module Development