Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Natural Product Drug Discovery), Dr. Alan Healy

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


The Healy and Piano Laboratories in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seek to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate starting September 2023. The research projects focus on the synthesis and biological evaluation of natural products as leads for both drug discovery, and as tools to study fundamental processes in cell and developmental biology. The lab and the core research facilities at NYUAD are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for organic synthesis ( and high-throughput phenotypic screening (high-throughput-screening-core).

Applicants with backgrounds in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry plus an interest in a multidisciplinary working environment are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related subject, or be within a few months from completion. We encourage applications from candidates with significant research experience in the synthesis of complex molecules, particularly polyketides. Knowledge of medicinal chemistry, chemical biology or bioactivity screening is desired, but not required. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance 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 which describes your motivation to join the Healy/Piano laboratories, curriculum vitae with full publication list, transcript of degree, one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests and two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format, via Interfolio.

Questions about specifics of the position can be directed to Professor Alan Healy at or


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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