Post-Doctoral Associate in Data Science and Computational Social Science

Abu Dhabi (AE)
24 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

New York University: NYU - Global: Abu Dhabi: AD_Science: AD_Computer Science

Location  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Open Date   Jun 14, 2021

The Data Science & AI research lab at New York University Abu Dhabi is seeking postdocs who are passionate about any or all of the following: Data Science, Computational Social Science, Behavioral Economics, Human-Bot interaction, Experimental Research, Game Theory, and Artificial Intelligence. Some of the research topics that excite us as a group include: (i) Ethics of AI and Automation; (ii) Social Media Analysis (iii) Algorithmic Privacy, (iv) Analysis of Academic Collaborations, (v) Human-Bot interaction, (vi) Network Science. 

The earliest joining date is 1-September-2021. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD in one of the following: Data Science, Computer Science, Computational Social Science, Information Science, Statistical Physics, or any other related field. The skills that we are looking for include Statistical analysis & causal inference, Data management, collection & visualization, Social network analysis & graph theory, Online tool/web development, Running controlled experiments, Game-theoretic modelling.

Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential, since the research projects conducted by Dr. Rahwan are inherently collaborative and involve scientists with diverse backgrounds.

The position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral positions, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, and educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, and a research statement highlighting past and current research experience. 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.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.