Research Engineer in Environmental Chemistry - laayoune

Gestion projet / Etudes / R&D - Secteur Enseignement / Formation

  • De 3 à 5 ans
  • 1 poste(s) sur Laâyoune et région - Maroc
  • Bac +5 et plus

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Publiée il y a 7 jours sur - Postulez avant le 24/01/2023

Entreprise :

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Poste :


Research Engineer in Environmental Chemistry



Job description:

African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is seeking applications for a determinated contract of 12 Months (Can be reconducted for 1 additionnal year) ,  as Research Engineer in the field of Environmental Chemistry.

Candidates should hold a master’s degree (Bac +5) or a PhD in Environmental chemistry/Analytical Chemistry (or equivalent) with an extensive professional experience in liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The successful candidate must have the ability to provide contract development and analysis services for researchers across the university and externally.

Key duties:

Successful candidate is expected to:

  • Have a strong experience in analytical chemistry and high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.
  • Develop, validate, and document analytical methods and operating procedures according to specific targeted molecules.
  • Provide original analytical design and experimental work for the ongoing scientific projects.
  • Conduct routine performance qualification and maintenance of chromatography.
  • Perform data analysis and publish the results of personal and sponsored research in international journals refereed by his/her peers.
  • Strong French and English communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.


About UM6P:

Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment.

OCP group (, a world leader in fertilizer production plays a great role as a starter client for the University. A new portfolio of client is growing in an open spirit, in parallel with the development of an R&D cluster around the university.

UM6P is a very ambitious university, enjoying ample research funding, moderate
teaching load, and excellent facilities.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions, both international ones for developing up to date science, and at continent level to address real African challenges.

UM6P offers highly competitive salaries at the international level. Our researchers get incentives through a participation to the intellectual property they develop.

We invite you to visit UM6P virtually via the website:

About ASARI (UM6P Laâyoune):

The African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI) is a component of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Laayoune City, south of Morocco. It constitutes a structure of applied research with a vision of solving real Local, Regional, and African agriculture challenges leveraging up-to-date science and technology. To implement its vision, ASARI puts a lot of emphasis on interdisciplinary research in sectors of strategic interest for the southern regions of Morocco and for the African continent such as:

  • Plant & animal biotechnology (biosaline agriculture, animal production & nutrition, valorization of native aromatic & medicinal plants and algae, etc.)
  • Sustainable technologies in water, environment, and energy sectors.

Application process:   

Applications should contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter (maximum 1 page) explaining the motivation for the position
  • Research statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Contact information of 3 references (Applicants are assumed to have obtained their references’ consent to be contacted for this matter)

Applications are to be submitted on the recruitment platform stating in object “Research Engineer in Environmental Chemistry

*The position is located in Laayoune.

* Contract: Determinated contract of 12 Months (Can Be reconducted for 1 additional year)


Profil recherché :

Criteria of the candidate:   

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Environmental chemistry (or equivalent) from a recognized University.
  • Strong experience in analytical chemistry and LC-MS/MS.
  • Proven analytical and chromatographic background in a method development/validation role.
  • Experience in Gaz Chromatography (GC) will be given preference.
  • Experience in conducting contract development and analysis services.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of related laboratory work experience in a contract research or industrial company.
  • Experience with new protocols, design and troubleshooting experiments and interpretation of data.
  • High publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Positive attitude in the workplace.

Adresse :

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

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