Post-Doctoral Associate positions in physics and astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 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 Science
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Job Announcement Text: 

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) 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) Inferences of 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) Numerical simulations and theory of convection and magnetism in the Sun and stars. A specific focus will be to develop an understanding of large-scale convection and elucidating the physical mechanisms governing the solar dynamo, differential rotation and meridional circulation. (4) Theoretical exploration of exoplanets, including (but not limited to) star-planet interactions, evolution, interior convection, and atmospheric dynamics. (5) Inferring the internal structure and dynamics of stars through analyses of pertinent datasets using asteroseismology and other techniques (6) Machine learning experts interested in applying these techniques to prepare and analyze vast solar and stellar datasets

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 Postdoctoral Associate will receive competitive compensation, housing allowance, and other benefits, have access to significant on-site computational resources through NYUAD’s new High Performance Computer, and be granted funds for travel to conferences and collaborative endeavors.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement and two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found. If you have questions, please email:

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Shravan Hanasoge
Co-Principal Investigator
Inquiries About Job
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Tamara Withers