Research Assistant in the Division of Science, Biology, Dr. Aashish Jha

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
31 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Genetic Heritage Group in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to work on various studies in metagenomics and population genetics.

The successful applicant will assist senior researchers in the Group drive multiple fascinating projects investigating the role of genetic and microbial variations in health. Our group works on genomics and metegenomics in a variety of systems, including diverse human populations, fermented foods, and domesticated animals. We have collected a large number of samples and are in the process of generating large amount of genomics data. The successful candidate will be involved in analyses of these datasets in combination with previously published and publicly available genomics datasets. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in biology, computer science, or related field.  Excellent data analytical and management skills relevant to the project (in particular genomics and bioinformatics) are required. Additional laboratory skills may be developed in the future.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. 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. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Aashish Jha at


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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