Research Associate in the Division of Science Physics, Dr. George Shubeita

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
29 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Shubeita laboratory in the program of physics within the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research associate to work on understanding mechanisms that regulate molecular motor-based axonal transport.

The successful applicant will drive a project aimed at understanding the modes of regulation of bidirectional transport along the axonal microtubules using a combination of cell biological and biophysical approaches. The successful applicant will push the frontier of our understanding of cargo-specific determinants of regulation as well as regulation of molecular motor function via microtubule-associated proteins. The candidate will use state-of-the art facilities and work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students with training in physics, biology, and chemistry.

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. The successful applicant is required to have experience studying intracellular transport both in the axonal context and in vitro, hands-on experience using optical tweezers, mammalian cell culture, high resolution imaging, and surface chemistry.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, and a statement of research interests, all in PDF format. Two letters or recommendation submitted directly by the letter writer are required from all applicants who are not currently employed by NYUAD. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Shubeita 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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