Research Scientist in the Division of Science (Physics), Dr. Andrea Maccio

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
31 May 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Galaxy Formation Group in the Physics Program of the Division of Science at the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Research Scientist in Fall 2023. The Galaxy Formation Group (GFG) currently has three post-doctoral associates and three PhD students. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research based on theoretical and/or numerical work in the field of galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context under the supervision of Professor Andrea V. Macciò.

The GFG is part of the Center for Astro, Particle and Planetary Science (CAP3) a newly established center at NYUAD dedicated to research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and astroparticle physics. The Galaxy Formation Group has close collaborations with the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg (Germany) and the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing (China). The center counts more than 30 researchers between staff, post-docs and PhD students. You can find more information on the Center for Astro, Particle and Planetary Science (CAP3) at:

The successful candidate will have direct access to a group dedicated 3,000 core machine, a 40,000 core Infiniband Cluster (Jubail) dedicated to the science division and to other supercomputer facilities in Europe and USA.  NYUAD is an institutional member of SDSS-IV and MaNGA. Applicants with familiarity with extensive public data archives (e.g. Gaia DR3, Gaia-ESO Survey, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related field, and at least 8 years of post-doctoral experience.

The preferred starting date is Fall of 2023, but earlier or later dates are also possible. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a likely extension to a total of three years. 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. NYUAD offers a stimulating work environment, and provides funds for computing, publications, travel, etc.

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, publication list, a brief (ideally 2-3 pages) statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation, all in PDF format via Interfolio.

The review of applications will start on June 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed to Prof. Andrea Maccio 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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