Research Assistant in the Division of Social Science, Leonid Peisakhin

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Political scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) are looking to hire a full-time research assistant/associate to start in September 2022. The position entails data management, replication, and visualization as well as literature reviews and light text editing.  There might be an opportunity for co-authorships for a qualified candidate.

A successful candidate must have advanced data analysis skills in Stata and R and experience with data visualization in R. Experience with GIS data work in R or ArcGis is preferred although not required.  The candidate must be self-motivated, an independent thinker, fluent in English, and have well-developed writing skills. The position is open to applicants with a master’s degree (but not Ph.D.) in any social science discipline, quantitative data analysis, or statistics.

This is a full-time position based at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi. The appointment will run from September 2022 until August 2023 with a possibility of extension by one year. Salary is very competitive, and the position comes with a housing allowance, comprehensive health insurance, and a relocation allowance. NYUAD is an equal-opportunity employer.

If interested, please apply online through Interfolio with a CV and a brief cover letter with a summary of your skills and research experience to date to Leonid Peisakhin ( and Peter van der Windt ( by May 31, 2022.


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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