Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Space Science, Dr. Katepalli Raju Sreenivasan

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


The Center for Space Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for a Post-doctoral research position in physics and astrophysics, for a minimum period of one year, with a possibility of extension.

The following topics have been identified: (1) Research in computational aspects of convection using frontier machines, with possible growth towards GPUs. (2) Inferences of the results for convection in the solar interior, and understanding them in the context of helioseismology and modelling, including sources of systematic errors. (3) Some awareness of the theory of convection and magnetism in the Sun and stars. A specific focus will be to develop an understanding of large-scale convection and elucidating the physical mechanisms governing the solar dynamo, differential rotation and meridional circulation.

Researchers with a PhD in Physics or related discipline are encouraged to apply. All successful candidates are expected to work with the Principal Investigator of the Center, Professor K.R. Sreenivasan and Co-Principal Investigators, Professors Ian Dobbs-Dixon, Laurent Gizon and Shravan Hanasoge. The anticipated appointment is expected to start, preferably, on February 1, 2023. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have competitive salary, access to significant on-site computational resources through NYUAD’s new High-Performance Computer, and funds for travel to conferences and collaborative endeavours.

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, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:

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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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