Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science, Physics, High-Energy Astrophysics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Prof. Joseph Gelfand, of the Division of Science (Physics) and the Center of Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics (CAP3) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate to work in the field of high-energy astrophysics, specifically the study of some of the most extreme and energetic objects in the Universe: neutron stars, the pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) powered by their rotational energy, and the supernova remnants (SNRs) created in the progenitor supernovae.  The successful applicant would be responsible for the analyzing and interpreting the latest multi-wavelength (primary radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray) observations of these objects, as well as have the opportunity to develop their own projects in this field.  In addition to working in a department with a significant number of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students working on a wide array of astronomical projects, they would also be eligible for full participation in SDSS-IV, of which NYU Abu Dhabi is an institutional member, and have access to data collected by the SDSS-V project and sponsored time on observing facilities (e.g., the Las Cumbres Observatory, Green Bank Observatory, and Very Long Baseline Array).

Applicants must have a PhD in physics, astrophysics, astronomy or related field.  Demonstrated experience in reducing radio, X-ray, and/or gamma-ray data is strongly preferred, as is experience with python / IDL / C / C++ programming languages. This is a 3 year position with a preferred start date no later than September 2022.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Gelfand 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. 

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.

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