Research Assistant in the Center for Space Science

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


The Center for Space Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to work at the Center’s Mars Research Group and assist with our efforts to study the Martian atmosphere with the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) “Hope”.

The successful applicant will assist with the analysis of EMM data in addition to data from other missions, run simulations on NYUAD’s HPC system, and assist with preparing manuscripts and presentations. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline but preference will be given to Masters degree holders. Expertise in Python and experience with Machine Learning is highly desirable.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email Dimitra Atri,

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests

About NYUAD:

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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