Post-Doctoral Associate in Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 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 Postdoctoral Associate. The position will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi and supervised by Dr. Piergiorgio Percipalle.

The Percipalle lab studies the mechanisms underlying the 3D spatial organization of the mammalian genome and gene expression regulation during cellular differentiation. We are interested in hearing from creative scientists who think out of the box. Candidates should have demonstrated track record using advanced genomics including but not limited to RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and HiC-seq applied to different cell types as well as pluripotent stem cells, and whole animal models. The lab has recently discovered that compartment level genome organization (Mahmood et al 2021, Nature Communications) and gene expression regulation during differentiation (see Xie et al 2018, PLOS Genetics; Gjorgjieva, Xie et al 2020, Adv Science; Al Sayegh et al 2020, Mol Biol Cell; Mahmood et al 2021, Nature Communications) require a nuclear actin pool. We are now interested in applying advanced genomics and imaging techniques to gain further insights into chromatin and epigenetic changes that accompany transcriptional reprogramming during differentiation with a focus on neurogenesis

The ideal candidate will be responsible to lead a project to completion, to communicate scientific ideas, and mentor other lab members, including undergraduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of Biological Sciences or a related area. Proficiency in genomics analysis using bioinformatics approaches (R or Python) and cell biology techniques including advanced imaging is needed as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

NYUAD offers a stimulating research environment, a distinguished community of outstanding researchers, and is enhanced by state-of-the-art research facilities that are institutionally supported. We are dedicated to being inclusive and welcome all backgrounds and life experiences. The terms of employment include a highly competitive salary, housing allowance, and other benefits.

This position is available from September 1, 2022, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter describing both managerial and scientific experience specifically relevant to the work of our laboratory, curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, transcript of degree, and contact information for 3 academic referees all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Piergiorgio Percipalle at:

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.

NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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