Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science, Mathematics, Prof. Qingtao Chen

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint two Post-Doctoral Associates, in the research group of Dr. Qingtao Chen. The proposed research will be interdisciplinary on the interactions between topology, geometry and physics. This research position is for two years with a possible extension to a third year.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Physics. Preference will be given to people working on Quantum Invariants of knots/links as well as 3-manifolds (Volume Conjectures, Categorifications of invariants, Quantum Gravity, quantum 6j/10j symbols, topological quantum computing etc), Elliptic Genera/Topological Modular Forms/Elliptic Cohomology and Topology related to Condensed Matter Physics (quantum Hall effect etc). The successful candidate will have freedom in choosing his/her own research topic, but regular communication with the mathematical physics group at NYUAD is expected. NYU Abu Dhabi offers a stimulating research environment led by a distinguished research community. The terms of employment are very competitive. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. However, all the applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the application before Mar. 30th, 2022 for the 1st position starting before July 31, 2022.

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing research experience and specifying the interests in this position, a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests and at least 2 letters of recommendation all in PDF format. Inquiries can be directly sent to


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 NYUADs 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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