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Vacancy: Research Assistant (1 Positions)

 

Universiti Teknologi Brunei is seeking for a highly motivated and qualified individual to join a temporary position as a part-time Research Assistant for Research project entitled “Analysis of Energy Input to Rice Production in Brunei Darussalam”.

Employment Period

:

December 2022 to April 2023 (daily/per time basis)

Principal Investigator

:

Dr. Mohammad Ali Basunia

Salary rate

:

BND 110 per day for HND or BND 130 per day for B.Eng./M.Sc.  Engineering (maximum of 35 working days)  

 

Qualification and/or skills requirement:

  • HND/Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Preferably completed in 2022) or MSc in Mechanical engineering
  • The appointee should have a solid knowledge on energy and agriculture

 

Applicant should possess the following:

  • Strong communication skills, in both oral and written English.
  • Interested in doing research with the proven ability to conduct research independently.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility in working hours.
  • Mentoring skills, a team player and able to work independently.
  • Possess good organisational skills and effective time management.

 

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 gsro.ar@utb.edu.bn with email subject “APPLICATION FOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT UTB/GSR/2/2022(17) – APPLICANT’S NAME”. Attachment file size must not exceed 10 MB.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for application is 8 December, 2022 at 4.30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

Position                         : Research Assistant (Technicians/Technical Assistants)

Salary                           : $130 per day depending on qualifications

Duration                        : Dec  2022 – April 2023 with possible extensions

Principal Investigator     : Professor Dr Stephen Tyson, C.Math, Chair Professor, Petroleum Engineering

 

 

The Petroleum and Chemical Engineering programme area, Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is seeking highly motivated and qualified individual to join a temporary position as Research Assistant (Technical Assistant/Technician) to provide to provide technical support to a research project funded by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (BSP) to develop a laboratory facility to provide screen retention tests, and an associated numerical simulation capability.

The successful candidates must be familiar with a broad range of technical skills in engineering environments and be capable of working to deadlines as a member of a small multinational team. They will be expected to assist in the analysis of data, and may be required to run experiments, and maintain experimental apparatus.

The successful applicant shall be well organised with a strong ‘can do’ attitude who can turn their hand to a variety of technical challenges. On the job training will be given and significant career development opportunities exist for the right candidate.  

 

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • To assist in the planning, development of statistical risk models for sand production. This will include:
    • Analysis of spatial variables and assessment of spatial dependence models
    • Bayesian risk analysis
    • Development of risk maps from geoscience and engineering data
    • Spatial estimation and simulation of compositional data
  • To comply with UTB’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s HSSE policy
  • To comply with UTB’s ethics policy which for this project mandates compliance with BSP’s business integrity policy and supplier code of conduct
  • To report to the Principal Investigator of the Screen Retention Test Project

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Science or Engineering related fields including Geosciences, Physics, Mathematics, Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering related fields including Geosciences, Physics, Mathematics, Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

Certificates from industrial training courses will be an added advantage

 

Experience

  •  Experience with statistical analysis of engineering and technical data

 

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team
  • MUST be able to program in Python 3, ideally in a Jupyter environment
  • Must have experience in handling spatial datasets
  • Knowledge of Julia or R in geospatial settings would be an advantage
  • Good communications skills
  • Effective time management and respect for project deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to team creative thinking
  • Ability to create rapid prototypes in Python or Julia
  • Strong numerical and statistical skills

 

Application Submission

Application is open to Brunei Citizens or Permanent Residents only.

Interested applicants are invited to submit detailed curriculum vitae including copies of academic certificates and transcripts with recent passport photo and IC via email, with the subject title: UTB/SRT/RA/2022/03 – Applicant’s Name to khairiyah.abubakar@utb.edu.bn and cc to gsro.ar@utb.edu.bn

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 10 December 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.