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Universiti Teknologi Brunei is seeking for a highly motivated junior researcher to join a temporary position as a part-time Research Assistant for a research project titled “Design and Built of an Electric Boat Model for Waterway Transport for Brunei”.

Employment Period


30 full days spread across the period from 1st March 2022 (or soon after) (max. 10 full days per month, with possible extension at least to Sept 2022 subject to performance)

Principal Investigator


Dr. Dina Shona Laila

Salary rate


BND 50 (OND min) – BND 130 (Graduate) per day, depending on qualification


Qualification and/or skills requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, with relevant subject of the topic of the project or OND/HND in Mechanical Engineering certificate with experience related to the project.
  • Hands-on and practical skill in manufacturing and product design.
  • Deep knowledge and solid skills in software based finite element analysis, e.g. using Ansys, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Some skills and knowledge in control and electronic design.


Applicant should possess the following:

  • Good communication skills, in both oral and written English.
  • Good work ethic, effective time management, and able to work independently.
  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Good report writing is an advantage
  • Interest and knowledge in water transport is an advantage.

Job Description:

  • Assist in structure and body design of an exciting electric boat model.
  • Assist in mechanical and electronics testing of the boat, with other researchers.
  • Assist in report and publication writing.
  • To assists in performing administrative and any additional task related to the project.

Application is opened to Brunei Citizens and Permanent Residents only. To apply, please submit your detailed curriculum vitae including copies of academic certificates and transcripts with recent passport photo and IC to with email subject “APPLICATION FOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT UTB/GSR/1/2021 (3) – APPLICANT’S NAME”. Attachment file size must not exceed 10 MB.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for application is Tuesday, 15th February 2020 at 4.30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.