Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Chemistry, Dr. Serdal Kirmizialtin

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Research Laboratory of Prof. Serdal Kirmizialtin, in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and Prof. Mark Tuckerman, in the Chemistry Department at New York University New York (NYUNY), seeks to appoint a talented researcher with an excellent record of academic success for a Post-Doctoral Associate position. The research will focus on a joint project on the development and use of machine learning and advanced molecular dynamics techniques to study RNA structural ensemble. For more information, please visit  and Dr. Kirmizialtin’s Laboratory at

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or related field, with extensive experience in the application of molecular dynamics simulations to molecular systems, ideally in both methods and applications. An ideal candidate will have a solid background in physics and chemistry, particularly in the area of statistical mechanics. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge resources in a collaborative research environment between the campuses of New York University. 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are preferred. Experience with modern sampling techniques, good computer programming skills, and working knowledge of UNIX, phyton, and shell scripting is highly desired. Experience in PLUMED will be very valuable.

The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately, on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter describing their scientific experience and specific interest in this position, a CV with a complete list of publications, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. The names and contact information of the references should also be emailed to and


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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