Research Associate in the Division of Engineering, Dr. Ali Diabat

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi is looking to hire a Research Associate to start as soon as possible. Applicants must have a strong background in convex and discrete optimization techniques applied to transportation/routing, location, and inventory control problems in operations research. The successful candidate should be proficient in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the work: they should be able to develop theoretical insights into non-trivial open questions in the field (and, in particular, be comfortable with reading and developing mathematical proofs in such contexts), as well as be familiar with the relevant optimization packages typically used for such problems, such as GAMS, Matlab, and others.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A PhD in Engineering, Operations Research or a closely related field
  • Expertise in convex optimization, mixed integer linear programming, and dynamic programming
  • Publications in top-notch journals
  • Excellent oral and written communication 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. 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 Dr. Ali Diabat 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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