Research Associate in the Center for Smart Engineering Materials, Jamie Whelan

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM), New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Associate to work on the chemical and structural characterization of organic scale from crude oil, as well as testing precipitation and deposition behavior of organic scale under a variety of chemical and environmental conditions.

The Research Associate will support the Center’s goal of developing smart and sustainable solutions to the requirement for smart materials for sensing and diagnostics in the oil/gas sector of the UAE. The Center has access to facilities for advanced characterization instrumentation for this project such as FT-ICR, QCMD, DNP, NMR, MS, and high-pressure/high-temperature QCMD. It is open for collaboration with researchers with a background in basic research to investigate new opportunities for the early detection of scaling problems in oil wells. The specialty of this research project is petroleomics/production chemistry. The Research Associate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have at least a M.Sc. in Chemistry, Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a full publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Jamie Whelan at

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. 


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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