Research Scientist in the Research Center on Stability, Instability, and Turbulence

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 May 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Research Center on Stability, Instability, and Turbulence (SITE), New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Scientist to work on:

  • Hydrodynamic stability analysis
  • Instability and transition thresholds in flows such as Couette flow and wall-bounded flow
  • Numerical and theoretical stability analysis of a boundary layer over a flat plate and bluff bodies (cylinders, airfoils…)
  • High fidelity simulations of complex flow

SITE is highly interdisciplinary. SITE aims to develop novel enabling technology on hydrodynamic stability analysis that has applications in the study of the development of singularities, the long-time behavior of complex systems, the formation of spatial patterns, the transition between stability and instability, and the first steps of transition towards turbulence that appear in several disciplines across science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and innovation.

As a research scientist on the team, you will conduct research within the specified areas. You will work in collaboration with internal and external researchers. Furthermore, you will mentor and help younger researchers and students to conduct their research activities.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Physics/Mechanical Engineering with demonstrated expertise in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and stability analysis. At least 5 years of post Ph.D. research experience in the field is required. PhD holders with a strong publication record, a background in computational fluid dynamics, laminar to turbulence transition, and vortex dynamics are encouraged to apply. Experience in high-performance computing is required.

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.


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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