Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Smart Engineering Materials, Dr. Serdal Kirmizialtin

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


The Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM) at New York University Abu Dhabi is seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on computational modeling of smart materials for sensing and diagnostics in the oil/gas and civil engineering sectors.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will support the center's goal of developing smart and sustainable solutions for sensing and diagnostics in the oil/gas industry, as well as structural and mechanical characterization of materials for energy harvesting and construction materials. The center has access to state-of-the-art computational facilities for high-performance computing, in addition to collaboration opportunities with center members. For more information about the center, please visit our website at The Research Associate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The research project's specialty will be in the atomistic modeling of the materials and their properties.

 Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field, with experience in modeling of materials using both classical and quantum mechanical approaches. A solid background in statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics is required. Applicants with experience in quantum mechanics softwares, molecular dynamics simulations, enhanced sampling techniques, OpenMM, force field optimization, machine learning applications in chemistry, and experimentally guided simulation are highly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good computer programming skills, as well as a working knowledge of UNIX, Python, and shell scripting, are required.

 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. Serdal Kirmizialtin at

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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