Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Chemistry, Dr. Tynchtyk Amatov

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11 May 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time


The Amatov Laboratory in the Chemistry Program of the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit two postdoctoral associates to work on diverse projects at the interface of organic synthesis, catalysis, and chemical biology. Applicants with backgrounds in synthetic organic and nucleic acid chemistry are encouraged to apply to work on the following projects:

Project 1: Development of new catalysts and catalytic transformations for applications in natural product synthesis and medicinal chemistry.

Project 2: DNA-programmed chemistry for applications in catalysis and chemical biology.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline or are about to complete PhD before November 2022. Candidates with significant research experience in synthetic organic chemistry (catalysis, methodology, natural product total synthesis) or nucleic acid chemistry (ideally both) will be given preference. The ideal candidates, in addition to excellent expertise, are initiative and able to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are preferred.

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. If you have any questions, please email


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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