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Research Associate / Post-Doctoral Associate in Prof. Mahmoud Rasras's Group

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

Silicon Photonics and Plasmonics


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications from individuals for Research or Post-Doctoral Associate. The successful candidates will be required to join the research group of Prof. Mahmoud Rasras in the area of Silicon Photonics and Plasmonics.  

Required Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • Modeling and Simulation using Lumerical tools (mode, device, FDTD, interconnect)
  • Tape out experience using various MPW offerings ( IME, GF…)
  • Design and operation of optical systems and experimental setup
  • Knowledge in Plasmonics is a plus 
  • Familiarity with standard characterization methods, including TEM, SEM, Optical Spectroscopy…

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists and engineers. The anticipated appointment is expected to last for a minimum of two years, with a possibility of extension based on performance.

The salary is dependent upon qualifications. The terms of employment are very competitive which include medical insurance for self and family, flexible working environment, annual home-leave travel allowance, generous housing and relocation benefits, as well as 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 with full publication list, statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. For any questions, please email:


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.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Application Process

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