Research Engineer in the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Mechanical/Mechatronics

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


The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) at New York University Abu Dhabi invites applicants to apply for the open Research Engineer (Mechanical/Mechatronics) position.

CAIR invites qualified applicants with at least a Masters’ degree or higher with several years of industrial or academic experience in the areas of mechanical engineering and/or mechatronics, or other related field to apply. The research engineer will work closely with the postdocs and the faculty in the projects in CAIR to assist in the development of: a) collaborative multi-robot swarms, b) environment perception and distributed SLAM, c) deep learning in safety and security, d) collaborative brain-machine intelligence, and e) robotic human augmentation. The research engineer should have experience in design and manufacturing (and possibly machine shop experience) of mechanical prototypes to be used in the aforementioned projects. This will entail choosing material (carbon fiber/aluminum/steel) for certain parts and 3D-print certain components using PLA/ABS or other materials considering design specifications. Experience with mechanical design and manufacturability considerations using hard (steel) and soft materials (rubber) are desired. Experience with design for ruggedized and weatherproof requirements is also desirable. Knowledge of drawing packages (i.e., Solidworks, Autodesk or others) is required to generate object-formats appropriate for CNCs. Finite Element Analysis using customized software (ANSYS, Pro/Engineer) is desired. Additional knowledge of instrumentation and software tools for robotic systems is a plus but not required.

The candidate is expected to work in a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary environment with other post-doctoral associates, PhD and undergraduate students, as well as faculty members. The applicants are also expected to have strong communication and writing skills.

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. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, degree transcript, statement of research interests and relevant experience, and at least two letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Professors Antonios Tzes at and Farshad Khorrami at

About CAIR:

The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) is a leading research center whose mission is to develop cutting edge technologies in robotics and AI (Autonomous Robots, SLAM, Navigation, Perception, Human-Brain Interface, Deep Learning and their Security, etc.). CAIR has state of the art autonomous unmanned vehicles (aerial, ground, legged, and underwater) robotic systems experimental facilities. There are significant collaborations among faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi and New York in creation and activities of CAIR.

About NYUAD: 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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