Research Assistant in the Division of Engineering, Mechanical Bio Photonics Laboratory

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Bio Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant to work on experimental and theoretical research on selected topics in the area of microfluidic devices, laser transport, micro-optical phenomena, and photonics. This covers both research and development of applications and devices.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant for the duration of 1 year, which can be extended by mutual interest. Applicants must have a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering or physics or related field.  Masters degree is preferred.  Demonstrated experimental and simulation skills relevant to the projects are required. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment in Prof. Sunil Kumar’s research group consisting of postdoctoral researchers and scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

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.  

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 Prof. Sunil Kumar at or Dr. Nityanand Kumawat at


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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