POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Center for Space Sciences, NYU Abu Dhabi

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Publish Date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University Abu Dhabi
Street Line 1: 
P.O Box 129188
Abu Dhabi
Abu Zaby
United Arab Emirates
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Center for Space Sciences
NYU Abu Dhabi

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

The following broad 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, 2018.

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, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, publication list and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted, all in PDF format to For any clarifications or 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: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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