Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Senior Researcher - Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Senior Researcher – Solar, Dubai

Position Code: 16202

Area: Solar

Program: Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting


The DEWA R&D Center is looking to fill the vacancy of a senior researcher to lead the Solar Resource Forecasting 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 Solar Resource Forecasting program forms part of the Solar Research Area. The program’s scope encompasses the fields of: i) dust and cloud forecasting, ii) development and application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and time-series algorithms and analysis for short-term resource forecasting iii) regional weather modeling and iv) ground and satellite data integration for increasing resource assessment accuracy.

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. Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistical Analysis, Meteorology and Weather Modeling, Geographic Information Systems.
  • Previous resource assessment and forecasting experience.
  • 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 Center recruitment R& Please include the Area and Position Code in the subject line of the email. If you need clarifications on the position please send an email to Grid.R&

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 Resource Assessment and Forecasting