Research Scientist in the Center for Smart Engineering Materials

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM), New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research scientist to work on materials chemistry.

The applicant should be a skilled chemist, chemical analyst or materials scientist who will be the key person and the main contact point for chemical synthesis and characterization in the Center. The candidate should have strong experience in chemical methods for characterization of organic materials or materials for devices from academia, industry or both. The candidate should be able synthesize target chemical compounds which can be used for chemical sensing, by either using literature protocols or by designing new synthetic procedures from scratch. The candidate will use physical, chemical and other methods for reliable and accurate characterization, and will deliver the results and the products to the other members of the Center. The candidate should also have experience with training researchers, students and other interested individuals on a range of analytical and physicochemical, spectroscopic, microscopic, mechanical and other methods for characterization. The candidate will oversee the research of students and other researchers in the Center, will file results and prepare them for presentation and publication, and they will contribute materials and preparation of the reports to the sponsor(s).

Applicants must have a PhD in science or engineering. 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

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. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Kindly note it is mandatory for all applicants to apply for this position through Interfolio only. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.

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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