POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION, Extrasolar Planets, Ian Dobbs-Dixon, NYU Abu Dhabi

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University Abu Dhabi
Department Name: 
The Exoplanet Group
Street Line 1: 
P.O Box 129188
Abu Dhabi
Abu Zaby
United Arab Emirates
Job Announcement Text: 

Extrasolar Planets
Ian Dobbs-Dixon
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Exoplanet Group, lead by Prof. Ian Dobbs-Dixon, at New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Spring/Fall of 2018. The Exoplanet group currently consists of two postdocs and one PhD student and has close ties to the Space Science Institute at NYUAD. Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop projects in collaboration with Prof. Dobbs-Dixon and members of the NYUAD Exoplanet Group. Areas of interest include (but aren’t limited to) atmospheric dynamics, radiation transfer, cloud formation, retrieval, interior evolution, formation mechanisms, and planet-disk interactions.
The Postdoctoral Associate will have access to significant on-site computational resources through NYUAD’s new High Performance Computer. Limited funds are also available for travel to conferences and collaborative endeavors.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or other closely related field. The appointment will be for a period of 2 years. The preferred starting date is Fall of 2018, but earlier or later dates are also possible.
Competitive salary and generous benefits, including relocation, housing allowance, and children’s tuition are offered in addition to the salary. Candidates should submit a CV with bibliography, a research proposal (up to 3 pages) addressing how your research will interface with existing NYUAD interests in addition to your own independent pursuits and three letters of reference, all in PDF format, to:
Review of applications will begin January 2018, but will continue until suitable candidates are found. If you have any questions, please email

About NYUAD:
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer
UAE National are encouraged to apply.
This position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Included Benefits: 

Competitive salary and generous benefits, including relocation, housing allowance, and children’s tuition are offered in addition to the salary

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Ian Dobbs-Dixon