Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB), Dr. Shady Amin

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


The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications from individuals to be appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate. The position will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi starting February 1, 2024 under the supervision of Professor Shady Amin in the Marine Microbiomics Lab. We encourage applicants with a strong marine microbiology background who have experience in fieldwork, culturing microbes (particularly phytoplankton), and analyzing omics data related to marine microbiomes. Applicants must have a strong publication record and a capacity to conduct independent, high-quality research. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in marine biology, oceanography, computational biology, or a related field at the time of appointment.

The Microbial Role in Coral Thermal Tolerance project at NYUAD CGSB focuses on studying the roles coral microbes play in adaptation to climate change using a variety of field, lab, and omics approaches. Experience in fieldwork and algal/bacteria culturing is mandatory. Experience in bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing data analysis is desired. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

Researchers at NYUAD have access to state-of-the-art facilities that include NovaSeq, MiSeq Illumina and ion torrent sequencing platforms, and a high-computing cluster in addition to a newly created mass spectrometry facility (NYUAD Core Instruments).

The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children.

The deadline for applying is September 15, at which time applications will be reviewed, though applications by highly qualified candidates may be considered beyond this date. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, at least 2 letters of recommendation, and contact details of three references, all in PDF format. If you have further questions, please e-mail

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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