Research Engineer in the Division of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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


The Communication Theory and Technologies (CT&T) Research Group in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Engineer to support experimental research activites in the area of optical wireless communications.

The main responsibilities of the Research Engineer include i) Hardware development of optical wireless testbeds and communication system prototyping involving optics, electronics, software, firmware, and mechanical sub-assemblies, ii) Hardware design support (e.g., electro-optical system set-up, analog electronic design, etc) for experimental research activities of post-doctoral associates and graduate students, iii) Management of lab inventory, iv) Maintanence of the research group website.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have either i) MSc degree in electrical/electronics engineering, optics, photonics, physics or related field plus at least two years of experience in a similar laboratory setting, or ii) PhD degree with applied research experience in a similar laboratory setting
  • Experience in the development of optical systems with a solid understanding of lasers, LEDs, photodiodes, PMTs, SPDs and other optical components
  • Ability to use various electronic and optical measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, optical powermeter, optical spectrum analyzer, beamshape analyzer
  • Experience with free space optics and visible light communication or fiber optic communication
  • Experience with SDR platforms (i.e., NI PXI, USRP, LimeSDR, etc.)
  • Familiarity with analog electronics
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English
  • Desire to work in a dynamic research-oriented academic environment

This position will begin on September 01, 2023, and renewable depending on performance. This position will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and the candidate must be ready to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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 the following documents in PDF format, via Interfolio.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications if available)
  • BSc, MSc (and PhD) transcripts
  • Contact details of at least three references

Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed to Professor Murat Uysal 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.

Application Process

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