Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering, Computational Solid Mechanics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) laboratory in the Division Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate to work on the development of computational tools aimed to describe failure response of materials.

Required Qualifications:

A successful applicant must have a PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering; with a focus on Computational Mechanics or a related field. Applicants are expected to demonstrate experience in the development of computational solution algorithms for linear, nonlinear mechanics problems, including multiphysics problems. Examples of relevant experience may include:

  • non-linear and multiphysics constitutive modeling, including modeling of ductile and brittle
  • materials, porous materials, composites, or other types of materials
  • development of non-linear and mixed finite element formulation
  • high performance computing algorithms for mechanics problems

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in more than one of the above-mentioned areas is preferred. In addition, the additional qualifications are preferred:

  • background and experience in data science and machine learning
  • background in geomechanics and computational poromechanics
  • experience in development of formulations based on other computational methods such as boundary element method,  discrete element method, etc…

Research project:

The successful applicant will lead a fascinating project aimed at improving the computational efficiency of damage and fracture mechanics algorithms for multi-fracture propagation scenarios in multiphysics conditions with multiscale considerations. The applications of this research extend to several fields, including: geomechanics, biomechanics, mechanical and structural applications, and others. The Postdoctoral Associate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to continuously document research progress in the form of scientific publications to be submitted to reputable journals.

Postdoctoral Associate Employment at NYUAD:

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, and educational subsidies for children as well as other benefits. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for at least two references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mostafa Mobasher 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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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