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Research Scientist in the Division of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
23 Sep 2022

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The Photonics Research Lab, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Scientist to work on the development of a versatile and energy-efficient integrated photonics circuit for optical communication and interconnects.

The successful applicant will drive an exciting project on the development of integrated optical circuits in the Silicon Photonics (SiPh) platform. Our photonics research lab has set modern tools for the design, testing, and optimization of photonic circuits. It is open for collaboration with researchers with a background in basic research to investigate compact high-speed optical circuits. The specialty of this research project is the development of novel device concepts for energy efficient on-chip optical interconnects. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students.

Applicants must have a PhD in science or engineering.  Experience in silicon photonics is a plus. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a full publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mahmoud Rasras at

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.


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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