Research Associate in the Division of Engineering (The BioPhotonics Laboratory), Dr. Sunil Kumar

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


The BioPhotonics Laboratory of Professor Sunil Kumar in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), seeks to recruit a Research Associate.

The BioPhotonics laboratory at NYUAD has recently developed novel paper-based microfluidics platforms for cell culture applications and disease diagnosis. The successful candidate will lead cutting edge projects on these microfluidics platforms for translational medicine applications. The principal responsibilities will be to develop immunoassays and cell migration assays using paper microfluidics technology and to develop new methods for spheroid and organoid culture for drug testing and translational medicine applications. The Research Associate will engage in leading the scientific projects and will provide mentorship to junior postdoc researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in planning and conducting experiments, data analyses, scientific writing, and presentation. They will use the facilities of the Core Technology Platforms at NYUAD for conducting research. They may also contribute to the acquisition of research funding for future projects in the laboratory. The Research Associate will prepare reports and manuscripts for publication in journals and conferences.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Microfluidics or related fields. The applicant must have a demonstrated track record of research experience of more than five years in cell biology, molecular biology, stem cells, cell culture techniques, microfluidics, tissue engineering, immunoassays, ELISA techniques, molecular diagnostics, and various imaging techniques.

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, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, academic transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format, submitted via Interfolio.

Questions about the specifics of this position can be directed to Professor Sunil Kumar 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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