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Post/s of Part-Time and Full-Time Research Support Officer I

Micro WatTS - Micro WAstewaTer Treatment System using Photocatalytic Surfaces
INTERREG V-A Italia-Malta Programme

And Any Other Projects Undertaken by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

Functions of the post:

1. Applications are invited for a full-time Research Support Officer to work on the Micro WatTS project, which is financed by the Interreg V-A Italia-Malta Programme. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on other projects undertaken by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering.

2. Applicants must be in possession of a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related disciplines). Applicants must possess engineering design skills with knowledge and/or experience in Sustainable/ Environmental/ Life Cycle Engineering.

3. Applicants must be in possession of advanced communication skills in written and spoken English. Full details about the minimum requirements can be viewed here:

4. The position requires a person who is organised and can work both on his or her own initiative and in a small team. Previous experience in project management will be considered an asset.

5. The full-time post is for a period of 12 months and carries an annual salary of 20,800. The appointee must be immediately available to work in Malta.

6. The appointee will be expected to enrol for a postgraduate degree (Master of Science by Research) in Mechanical Engineering with the University of Malta.

7. Candidates must submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, copies of their certificates and transcripts. Applications must be sent by e-mail to and should be received by not later than Thursday, 24th October 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

8. Further information may be obtained from the website:

Further Information:

1. The Research Support Officer will be responsible for the execution of a number of tasks related to the Micro WatTS project funded by the Interreg V-A Italia-Malta Programme. The Micro Watts project aims at developing a micro greywater solar water treatment system which aims to act as a step in the right direction when it comes to tackling the problem of water shortage that both Sicily and Malta face. As the lead partner, the University of Malta is responsible for the main administrative and financial management of the project whilst also leading other research Work Packages. Further information about the project can be obtained from Dr Paul Refalo (

2. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on other projects undertaken by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering.

3. The main duties and responsibilities of the appointee will consist in carrying out research and Project Management Assistant duties including:

a. carry out an environmental/financial life cycle assessment of the developed greywater solar water treatment system and assess alternative design scenarios;
b. produce deliverables and related reports within the stipulated time frames as specified in the projects descriptions;
c. keep detailed progress reports and abide to all the conditions imposed by the projects;
d. endeavour in generating technical and scientific conference/journal papers;
e. assist in the dissemination process with the Maltese stakeholders via workshops/seminars as required by the projects;
f. travel and attend meetings/conferences as the need arises;
g. travel to gather data related to the projects in the designated study areas;
h. take part in the submission of EU-funded research proposals to sustain related research beyond the funding of the projects; and perform any other project related tasks as instructed by the project coordinator and key experts.

4. The appointee is expected to work at such places and during such hours as may be determined by the University authorities.

5. The selection procedure will involve:

a. scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application); and
b. an interview and / or extended interview.

6. The full-time post will be subject to a probationary period and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta, which are now or which may hereafter be in force.

Office of the University, Msida, 3rd October 2019


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