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​Content Creator 

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
American University of Beirut ​

The MSFEA Marketing and Communications Hub seeks applications for a content creator to join the team. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and communication skills, a curious mind quick to grasp new concepts and explain them to our audiences, and an eye for problem-framing which enables them to produce content that resonates.​

Overview

Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Director, the content creator will primarily be responsible for writing clever and captivating promotional content related to MSFEA's offerings across all platforms. We're looking for a content creator who is motivated to help take us to the next level. This role will be critical in the quality and effectiveness of all types of pieces shared on the website, social media channels, email newsletters, traditional media, and wherever else our content ends up. In short, we need someone to communicate all the great things happening inside the walls of MSFEA to the outside world.

 The ideal candidate will be able to tease out why something matters, and to whom, and help us reach our target audience by delivering both useful and appealing information about MSFEA, and our programs, research, and initiatives.

 The content creator will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team and become our primary storyteller.

Key Responsibilities

  • ​Support the Marketing and Communications team in curating and creating content promoting MSFEA and AUB brand awareness.
  • Understand the overall communications strategy of MSFEA.

  • Produce copy to promote MSFEA offerings; writing blog posts, articles, video scripts, newsletters, ads, FAQ's, and short reports about industry-related topics and research output; and promoting our content on social media.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including the MSFEA dean's office, faculty members, departments, units, and residential and online programs to accomplish the assigned goals.

  • Prepare well-structured drafts using digital publishing platforms.

  • Interview professors, staff, students, and industry professionals and incorporate their views in articles, web stories, blog posts.

  • Edit (for style, grammar, and readability) and proofread written pieces before publication. Ensure adherence to AUB and MSFEA's style guidelines and strategy.

  • Conduct keyword research and use SEO guidelines to optimize content.

  • Identify audience needs and recommend new topics.

  • Coordinate with marketing and design teams to illustrate articles.

  • Communicate progress effectively with the Marketing and Communications Director and colleagues.

  • Develop a content strategy across all platforms and channels.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English/Marketing/Media Studies/Journalism or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of skills, training, and hands-on experience.

  • Proven experience as a multi-platform content creator, copywriter, or similar role.

  • Excellent proficiency in English writing, editing, and oral communication is a must.

  • Impeccable grammar and proofreading skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization, Email Marketing, and Online Marketing.

  • Experience with digital publishing and generating traffic and leads for new business.

  • Experience with Content Management Systems (e.g., WordPress, SharePoint) is a plus.

  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to fact-check content pieces.

  • Excellent time-management skills, with an unfailing ability to meet deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment, and coordinate with multiple teams, departments, and divisions.

  • Positive, “team player" attitude who likes to get things done and is always happy to take on a variety of new challenges.

  • A solid understanding of how to make shareable content for a variety of media and platforms. Knowledge of digital video and social media platforms, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Strong background in conceptual thinking with an ability to think creatively and translate ideas into digital content pieces.


Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a brief cov​er letter explaining why they want to join our team and why they are a suitable candidate, along with samples of work, and a CV, to msfeacomm@aub​.edu.lb by July 17, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Research Assistant/ Project Coordinator – Humanitarian Engineering initiative (HEI)

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
American University of Beirut ​

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  • Research Project: “Interactive Voice Response for Addressing COVID19 Impacts and Adopting a Health for All Approach"

  • Project End Date: April 15, 2023

The Humanitarian Engineering initiative (HEI) which is a joint partnership between the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in collaboration with the IFRC MENA Regional Office will join forces in the execution of a new project. Both institutes have an extended expertise and a long history of working on the ground with displaced populations and with local partners in the humanitarian field and will continue to support National Societies to implement high-quality, effective and appropriate epidemic response; mental health and psychosocial support; clinical and paramedical services in support of COVID-19 cases; social support to people affected by containment measures; and activities to maintain access to essential community health services.


Overview

COVID19 risks are exacerbated for forcibly displaced populations facing difficulties accessing basic services and practicing social distancing. Behaviour change communication requires participatory engagement to ensure culturally appropriate health messaging and access to timely and adequate healthcare. This project adapts a mobile Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to build capacity of Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers and staff supporting National Health Systems, scalable across the OIC, its value demonstrated by connecting frontline workers with remote vulnerable populations interactively. Immediate impact: capacity development of frontline workers and awareness raising amongst communities. Sustainable impact: strengthen health systems, build trust, enable health for all. 

A massive “infodemic" accompanies the COVID19 crises, with a lack of accessible, trustworthy sources and evidence-based localized guidance. Through trusted actors like the RCRC, information adapted to COVID-19 is provided remotely, allowing for interactive engagement, enabling a greater likelihood of evidence-based health awareness information being well-received. The objective, therefore, is to build the capacity of MENA National Societies (NS) to strengthen the health system, control the pandemic, improve health literacy, implement effective behavior change communication, promote adequate health care seeking practices through evidence based information and advice for the most vulnerable populations including refugees and IDPs. This IVR intervention innovates by amending traditional health awareness and social inclusion programming to include remote, virtual or tele-initiatives for interactive engagement with displaced, hard-to-reach and disabled populations.

This innovative adaptation allows for remote community-based outreach to large numbers of people with health and hygiene messages, and offers the personalization of health messages or services in real-time. The adaption of IVR is not only limited to Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and community health awareness during the COVID-19 crisis, but also extends to wider public health interventions that strengthens overall health resilience through reduction of the transmission, IPC, MHPSS, tackling various secondary health impacts of COVID-19 and contributing to an e-learning platform.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the execution of the project different phases: assessment, technology development, training, and deployment.

  • Communicate and coordinate with pertinent stakeholders.

  • Coordinate the design and dissemination of evidence-based health messaging and interaction with refugee and IDP communities.

  • Oversee the development and deployment of the technology including effective communication of health messages that are adapted to the targeted population.

  • Support in training volunteers on the new technology and training National Societies on how to maintain and further use the technology in the future for other messages.

  • Measure the impact of the project through metrics such as: Pre and post evaluation, feedback surveys, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice studies and focus group discussions.

  • Ensure the complete implementation of the project before the deadline.

  • Conduct process evaluation at the end of project.

 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor in Engineering, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or a relevant field. Master's degree in Public Health is of added value.

  • 3 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in qualitative research is preferable

  • Experience in managing grants is preferable

  • Excellent command in English and Arabic is a must (spoken, read, and written)

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills

  • Ability to work proactively, independently and efficiently

  • Ability to conduct fieldwork with diverse population groups

  • Ability to conduct interviews in Arabic


Application Procedure

Send a CV and Personal Statement to the email address healthengineering@aub.edu.lb with the subject “Research Assistant/Project Coordinator for the IFRC project" no later than July 18, 2022.

  • Start Date: August 1, 2022
  • Duration: 3-months probation period with prospects for 1 year extension.

The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action/equal Opportunity Employer.


​Lead Research Coordinator – Beirut Urban Lab

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
​American University of Beirut​


The Beirut Urban Lab is looking to hire a lead research coordinator on a full time basis starting September 15, 2022. The lead research coordinator will be mainly responsible for leading the writing of grant proposals and reports, conceiving and supporting the organization of regular events for the Lab (conferences, seminars, and workshops), supporting writing projects of the Lab’s co-PIs, and mentoring the research team in academic writing.    

 
Qualifications & Requirements

  • PhD in planning, social sciences, urban studies, or related fields. 
  • Publication record in refereed journals and/or recognized scholarly venues. 

  • Experience in grant writing. 

  • Experience in technical report writing. 

  • Fluent in English (French and Arabic are a plus) 

 

Key Responsibilities

The lead research coordinator will be responsible for the following main tasks: 

  • Contribute to the identification of external funding sources, and lead in the writing of grant proposals. 

  • Provide intellectual and logistical support for ongoing research projects and publications.  

  • Develop and write concept notes for conferences and research projects. 

  • Research, write and prepare endowment proposal. 

  • Provide day-to-day advice, support, mentoring, and assistance to the research team. 

 
Application Procedure

Candidates are required to send a letter of intent, CV, and a writing sam​ple via email to Ms. Antonia Maria Bahna (ab154@aub.edu.lb). Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting from July 15, 2022

The Beirut Urban Lab, in line with the American University of Beirut, is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.​

​Financial Operations Manager

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSF​EA)
American University of Beirut


​Overview

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) has an opening for the position of Financial Operations Manager, above grade 12. Since this provides an opportunity for promotion from within, please circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply not later than June 22, 2022.


Key Responsibilities

Assists the Dean in directing and managing all financial activities of the Faculty. Provide high-level analytical support to the Dean and develop advanced budget modeling tools, systems, reports and dashboards to guide management decisions. Provide insightful reporting analysis including detailed presentations, interactive visualization, and graphical analysis for MSFEA business operations.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s degree with 5 year’s experience.

  • Relevant work experience.

  • Supervisory experience is a must.

  • Ability to coordinate and supervise projects.

  • Strong leadership skills as well as coordination, communication and organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion.

  • Excellent knowledge of English.

  • Excellent knowledge of digital data analysis tools. Knowledge of Oracle is a plus.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates are required to apply here by June 22, 2022.

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

Research Assistant – Machine L​earning and Geomechanics

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
American University of Beirut


The geomechanics group at AUB is looking for a research assistant to work on a research project on material characterization using machine-learning techniques.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or Engineering 

  • Excellent technical writing skills 

  • Experience in data gathering and analysis is required

  • Experience in machine learning is preferred


Main Duties

  • Data acquisition of seismic data linked to hydraulic fracturing and geothermal systems

  • Data acquisition of methane migration linked to oil and gas production

  • Data acquisition of well logging measurements for real time monitoring to ensure safe drilling


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and an expression of interest to Dr. Elsa Maalouf at em40@aub.edu.lb.​


​Research Assistant​ – Technological Tools for Biodiversity Conservation in Lebanon 

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
​American University of Beirut​


Project Announcement and Description

We are happy to announce multiple research assistant positions under the supervision of Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude (ME) and Prof. Ibrahim Issa (ECE). This is a multi-staged project starting phase 1, during which the goal is to survey and analyze the needs of local stakeholders in Lebanon (e.g., nature reserves, environmental groups, etc.) in terms of biodiversity conservation and restoration, in addition to documenting the associated technological tools being deployed (locally and worldwide) for this purpose.


Project Start

The project start will be immediate, and the initial hiring will be for six months or one year.   


Qualifications & Requirements

Qualified individuals include students at all levels (preferably graduate students or recent graduates) with strong problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills. Applicants must be self-driven and effective at information search and documentation. Successful applicants must exhibit an ability to come up with creative solutions to engineering problems while respecting problem constraints (both technical and nontechnical).

Knowledge of at least one of the following areas is required: Machine Learning and Signal Processing, Robotics, Mechanical Design and Control, or Computer Vision. Knowledge in related advanced courses in the field is a plus. Familiarity with human-centered design is highly beneficial.​

Deadline for applications

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Applications submitted by Fall 2022 will receive full consideration. 

 
Application Procedure

If you are interested and you have the requ​ired skills, please send your CV and academic transcript to Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude (da107@aub.edu.lb) and Prof. Ibrahim Issa (ii19@aub.edu.lb) along with the following statements:

  • A brief description of your technical skills and experience in research and information gathering. Highlight previous experience in design, robotics, control, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning as applicable.
  • A brief description of your soft skills in problem solving, communication, interviewing and note taking, tolerance of ambiguity, being self-driven, and quality of results.
  • Contact details of at least one reference (previous academic or industrial supervisor).​​Instructional Media Specialist – MSFEA Online Learning Unit / AUB IT Academic Services​.


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