Post-Doctoral Associates – Extragalactic Astronomy (Prof. Gelfand), Division of Science, NYU Abu Dhabi

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University Abu Dhabi
Department Name: 
Division of Science
Street Line 1: 
P.O Box 129188
Abu Dhabi
Abu Zaby
United Arab Emirates
Job Announcement Text: 

Post-Doctoral Associates – Extragalactic Astronomy (Prof. Gelfand)

Division of Science

NYU Abu Dhabi

Applicants are invited to apply for two post-doctoral research associates in the field of extragalactic astronomy, in particular the generation of large scale  outflows  and their impact on galaxy formation, to work with Prof. Joseph Gelfand at NYU Abu Dhabi.  Candidates with experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • radio spectral line observations, especially HI, both with single dish and interferometric radio telescopes,
  • integral field unit (IFU) observations (e.g., MaNGA, CALIFA, SAMI),
  • VLBI radio observations, and/or
  •  sub-mm / mm observations of external galaxies

are especially invited to apply.  As a researcher at NYU, the successful candidates would be members of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey collaboration, and would be encouraged to develop and pursue additional research projects with professors at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York.  Currently, the astrophysics group at NYU Abu Dhabi consists of nine professors and over ten research scientists working on topics ranging from topics as diverse as the atmospheres of hot Jupiters, the physics of neutron stars, accretion onto stellar and super-massive black holes to numerical simulations of galaxy formation.

The successful applicants must have a Ph.D in astronomy, astrophysics, physics or related field, and expected to be able to begin no later than 2018 September 1.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled, with applications received before 2018 March 1 receiving full consideration. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae / resume including list of publications and presentations, , a  summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email:


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 Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Included Benefits: 

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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