Research Associate in the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications from individuals to be appointed as a Research Associate. The position will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi and will be supervised by Dr. Claude Desplan.

Projects in the Desplan lab focus on two major areas of neural development: The generation of neuronal diversity in the optic lobes of Drosophila and its evolution in other species. Planned projects use a variety of cutting-edge techniques in the field of developmental neurobiology, including but not limited to the use of confocal microscopy, immunofluorescence staining of proteins of interest, live imaging, transgenesis, single-cell mRNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. 

The Research Associate will be responsible for working with other scientists and lab technicians on the Drosophila development, using the various development neurobiology techniques used in the lab. The candidate is also expected to contribute and publish research papers.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in neuronal science or a related discipline with more than 5 years’ experience. Applicants with a strong background in Drosophila and a clear demonstration of leading projects to completion via high-quality publications will be an asset for consideration.

The terms of employment include a highly competitive salary, housing allowance, educational subsidies for children, 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 cover letter, a Résumé/ CV in PDF format, and the names and contact information for two referees. If you have any questions, please e-mail


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.

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