Research Scientist in the Division of Science, Biology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The Sadler Laboratory in the Division of Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Research Scientist or Post-doctoral fellow, with appointment depending upon experience.  The laboratory studies the epigenetic basis of development, regeneration and disease in model and non-model organisms. We seek a creative scientist with a demonstrated track record of excellence in biological research using cutting edge imaging and genomics analysis on whole animal models to study the epigenetic basis of toxicant responses in the liver. We are a collaborative group dedicated to team science, and the ideal candidate will be a productive leader of their own project as well as enthusiasm for supporting projects led by others.

Responsibilities include leading a project to publication, with an outstanding capacity to communicate their scientific ideas, spearhead independent research projects and serve in a managerial capacity maintaining order in the lab and ensuring that the lab functions in a streamlined manner. Mentoring other lab members, including undergraduates, is integral to this position as is the ability to make progress in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of Biological Sciences or related area, demonstrated excellent managerial and mentoring experience and demonstrated ambition in publications. This position requires excellent time management and organization skills in addition to technical proficiency in genomics analysis using bioinformatics approaches (R or Python) and cell biology techniques including advanced imaging. Experience with animal models is preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must. While completion of at least 2 years of post-doctoral training is preferred, exceptions based on experience will be considered.

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 very competitive salary and generous benefits including medical insurance, housing allowance, educational subsidies for children, on-campus child care and recreational facilities.

This position is available immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a 1. cover letter describing both managerial and scientific experience specifically relevant to the work of our laboratory; applications with a generic cover letter will not be considered. 2. curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and 3. Contact information for 3 references. All items must be submitted using the interfolio platform through the link on our website


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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