Post Doctoral Fellow in Mathematics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Post Doctoral Fellow

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Since the Postdoctoral, experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

3. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities


Operational Responsibilities

The successful candidate will perform research that aims at studying the fundamental issue of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, for which no generally accepted theory exists at the moment. GENERIC (General equation for the nonequilibrium reversible-irreversible coupling) that provides a general framework to handle nonlinear thermodynamics of systems out of equilibrium in a similar sprit as does the well-established equilibrium theory, will be the main theme of the project.

The key goals of the project will involve understanding the dynamics of quantum and classical open systems, showing that the dynamics of the damped oscillator system can be mapped to contact Hamiltonian mechanics, but the generic Lienard equation can only be mapped to metriplectic form, planning to present a complex Hamiltonian and metriplectic geometric structure of the Lienard equation, and exploring the application of the lift in mechanics in d dimension, in which the equations of motion are embedded into the geodesic equations of a Brinkmann-type metric defined on (d + 2)-dimensional spacetime of Lorentzian signature.

The successful applicant is expected to work independently on the assigned tasks, to collaborate with the rest of the research group, including graduate students, to assist with preparation of research proposals, document research results in refereed journal publications and present them at conferences and to the general public.

The duration of the appoinment is initially of 10 months, extendable for a maximum of 6 more months (for a total of possibly 16 months) following assessment of performance. The start date is expected May 2022 (or soon thereafter).  

Supervisory Responsibilities



4. Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • PhD Degree in Mathematics or Physics.

Required Experience

Proven postdoctoral experience is required. Expertise in open quantum systems and quantum thermodynamic and mechanics in general is a necessary. An established, high-quality publications record in this field is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are indispensable.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location : KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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