About Us

  We strive for leadership on the global both scientific and educational markets.
  The main resource of the University is the highly qualified staff, which is capable of finding creative solutions to a number of problems.
  If you are full of energy, enthusiasm and courage, capable of working in a team, and possess specific knowledge in the areas of education and international organizations, we invite you to become the part of the NU SEDS team.
Research assistant at Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department Description:

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (DCME) is the research department for materials science and technology at Nazarbayev University and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

Professor Zhumabay Bakenov’s  Group in DCME Laboratory for advanced energy storage systems performs physical vapor deposition (PVD) of functional thin films and coatings, with a particular focus on deposition of Li-ion microbatteries. Our goal is to develop microbatteries with improved properties, but also to synthesize entirely new functional materials (http://batterykazakhstan.com/).

Job Description:

Position will focus on PVD of thin film microbatteries using high vacuum apparatus and device fabrication/characterization. Extensive technical work, such as equipment maintenance and repair, should be expected. The RA will also be responsible for high-level literature review and technical publication in impact factor journals.

Qualifications:

B.S. or MSc degree in physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering, or related field.

Knowledge of glovebox integrated thin film deposition systems (PVD, thermal evaporation, etc.), and characterization using surface science systems (SEM, XPS, XRD, and AFM).

Knowledge of state of the art energy storage systems. High level of English proficiency is required.

Experience in laboratory setting is desired. Experience in preparation/submission of publications and presentation of original research at conferences/meetings is preferred.

Contact details:berik.uzakbaiuly@nu.edu.kz 

 

Research assistant in the area of Silicon Photonics and Microwave Photonics

A research position for a Bachelor or Master’s Degree holder in the area of Silicon Photonics and Microwave Photonics at Nazarbayev University starting from September 2021.

Interested applicant should be open to work in new areas. Former recipients of Bolashak scholarships are also welcome to apply. Background in any of the following areas is required: electrical engineering, Physics and Material Science Engineering (with emphasis on semiconductor device physics).

Please send your inquiry with CV if interested at ikechi.ukaegbu@nu.edu.kz

Researchers (B.S. / M.S. / Ph.D degree holders) and postdoctoral research fellows at Green Energy and Environmental Research Group in Nazarbayev University National Laboratory Astana

Green Energy and Environmental Research Group (GEERG) in National Laboratory Astana (NLA) and Nazarbayev University (NU)  is looking for graduate student researchers (M.S. & Ph.D. students), researchers (B.S. & M.S. degree holders),  and postdoctoral research fellows in the fields of (1) Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment, (2) Carbon Sequestration and Life Cycle Assessment, (3) Environmental Catalysis for Water and Wastewater Treatment.

  • (1) Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment: Main soil and water bodies of Kazakhstan have been contaminated by heavy metals, organic chemicals, micro plastics, and radioactive compounds. Sampling and measuring of the contaminants are challenging but needs to be achieved for the proper Risk Assessment. The newly hired researchers will measure the contaminants and modeled ecological and human health risk using the well developed stochastic risk assessment protocol. We need student researchers and researchers who have interest in the measuring these contaminants and running the stochastic risk assessment models. Analytical chemists and equipment operators who have experiences in the sampling and measurement of the environmental contaminants are highly recommended.
  • (2) Carbon Sequestration and Life Cycle Assessment: Kazakhstan needs to reduce the carbon emission by near future with a significant amount. One of the most promising technique for the reduction of carbon emission is carbon storage in the specific geological formation (deleted oil wells). The carbon would be also sequestered by an environmental chemical process, Carbonation. Along with the development of environmental technologies, life cycle assessment for the environmental processes and facilities are important for the effective reduction of carbon emissions. We are looking for the  student researchers and researchers who have interest and experiences in geochemistry and environmental chemical engineering. They will carry out in-situ and ex-situ CO2 storage and carbonation simulations with experimental and computational tools.
  • (3) Environmental Catalysis: The research group has been synthesized diverse catalysts for the treatment of surface and ground waters and soils contaminated with organic and inorganic contaminants. Now we are synthesizing the bimetallic catalysts supported porous materials and Metal Organic Frame Works for the treatment of heavy metal contaminations in Kazakhstan. Student and researchers who have strong interest and experiences in chemical environmental engineering, catalyst chemistry, and material sciences are highly recommended for the position.
All the application materials (Cover letter (e-mail), CV, and transcript) needs to be sent to the GEERG Managers, Mr. Yerdaulet Abuov ( yerdaulet.abuov@alumni.nu.edu.kz) or Ms. Ainash Akmanova (ainash.akmanova@nu.edu.kz) for consideration and further interview processes. The salary of student researchers and researchers will be determined based on the capability of the researchers and Nazarbayev University Regulations.
If you have any further questions about position, please contact the Group Managers or leader,  Prof. Woojin Lee (woojin.lee@nu.edu.kz).
Research Assistant (part-time/full-time) in "Investigating the Gender Gap in Science, Engineering and Technology in Kazakhstan: Causes and Interventions" project

Position: Research Assistant (part-time/full-time), Nazarbayev University

Project Title: Investigating the Gender Gap in Science, Engineering and Technology in Kazakhstan: Causes and Interventions.

Qualifications & Competencies:

We are interested in hiring Research Assistants RAs for:

  • Business Analytics,
  • Statistical Modeling,
  • regression analysis (probit)
  • MCDM (AHP, Topsis, etc)

Please submit a resume/CV and a letter of interest to mariza.tsakalerou@nu.edu.kz

Research Assistant (full-time,40 hours a week) in "Investigating the Gender Gap in Science, Engineering and Technology in Kazakhstan: Causes and Interventions" project

Position: Research Assistant (full-time,40 hours a week), Nazarbayev University

Project Title: Investigating the Gender Gap in Science, Engineering and Technology in Kazakhstan: Causes and Interventions.

Job Description:

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Education/Social Sciences or other related disciplines.
  • Good proficiency in written/spoken Kazakh, Russian and English;
  • The ability to work independently
  • Good organizational, analytical and time management skills;
  • Data Analysis (STATA/ others)

Desirable:

  • The ability to collect data from universities located in different regions of Kazakhstan
  • Experience in conducting research on gender gaps.

Please submit a resume/CV and a letter of interest to mariza.tsakalerou@nu.edu.kz