Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Space Sciences – Research Institute, NYU Abu Dhabi

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University Abu Dhabi
Department Name: 
Center for Space Sciences – Research Institute
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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Post-Doctoral Associate
Center for Space Sciences – Research Institute
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Center for Space Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for several Post-Doctoral Associate positions in physics and astrophysics, for a minimum period of two years, with a possibility of extension.

The following topics have been identified: (1) Performing research in computational helioseismology and contributing to the establishment of a Data Center at NYUAD that will acquire, archive, manage and process selected scientific data sets from space missions; (2) Inferring flows in the solar interior using helioseismology and modelling sources of systematic errors in seismic measurements. Applicants should be able to analyze observations of the Sun (specifically those taken by the MDI and HMI instruments); (3) Performing numerical simulations and developing the theory of convection and magnetism in the Sun and stars with a specific focus to develop an understanding of large-scale convection and elucidating the physical mechanisms governing the solar dynamo, differential rotation and meridional circulation; and (4) Theoretical exploration of exoplanets, including, but not limited to, star-planet interactions, evolution, interior convection, and atmospheric dynamics.

Researchers with a PhD in Astrophysics or related discipline are encouraged to apply. All successful candidates are expected to work with the Principal Investigator of the Center, Professor K.R. Sreenivasan and Co-Principal Investigators, Professors Ian Dobbs-Dixon, Laurent Gizon and Shravan Hanasoge. The anticipated appointment is expected to start, preferably, on September 1, 2019.

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance, and other benefits. Applications are accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, publications list and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted, all in PDF format, to: Review of applications will begin at the end of February 2019, but will continue until suitable candidates are found. If you have 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.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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