Research Assistant in the Division of Science Computer Science, Dr. Yasir Zaki

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


The Zaki Laboratory in the Computer Science Program of the Division of Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Research Assistant. Applicants with backgrounds in Computer/Communication Networks, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The research is aimed at enhancing the web performance in developing regions. More details about the kind of related projects can be found under

Applicants must have received a B.SC. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related area within the last three years. The position requires significant research experience in web development, Javascript, machine learning, browsers plugins, and hacking/extending existing web solutions, and deploying solutions on the ground. Excellent academic credentials and publication record and a strong background in Javascript and machine learning are mandatory requirements. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinry teams, and scientific creativity are essential. The candidate is expected to have strong programming skills in C/C++, Python, Android, and proficiency in working in a Linux environment.

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, and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, 2 recommendation letters, all in PDF format, through the NYUAD online application portal. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Salary is dependent upon qualifications. NYU Abu Dhabi offers very competitive terms of employment including allowances for housing, transportation and home visits, in addition to health insurance and an attractive retirement plan. The UAE does not levy income tax.


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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