Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 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 Post-Doctoral Associate. The position is for a postdoctoral associate on a project that explores cell type evolution in cereals in the context of stresses that are relevant to climate change. The project will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi and will be supervised by Dr. Kenneth Birnbaum.

The anticipated appointment is expected to start, preferably, on June 01, 2022 for a period of two years, with a possibility of extension. The successful applicant will perform novel analysis on single-cell RNA-seq data generating from maize, sorghum, and Setaria as they respond to biotoic and abiotic stress. The work will entail the adaptation of existing single-cell RNA-seq programs and the development of new approaches to compare cellular responses across the three species.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in biology or computational biology or a related field. Excellent communication skills in English are an important consideration, as the job entails a great deal of interaction, including Skype meetings, with collaborators in several different countries.

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance, 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, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:


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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