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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Chemistry), Dr. Serdal Kirmizialtin

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


The Research Laboratory of Prof. Serdal Kirmizialtin, in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), seeks to appoint a talented researcher with an excellent record of academic success for a Post-Doctoral Associate position. The research will focus on the development and use of machine learning and advanced molecular dynamics techniques to study Nucleic acids structures and their interactions. For more information, please visit

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or related field, with extensive experience in the application of molecular dynamics simulations to molecular systems, ideally in both methods and applications. Experience in experimentally guided molecular simulation techniques and experience in computing and interpreting Small Angle X-Ray scattering is highly desirable. An ideal candidate will have a solid background in physics and chemistry, particularly in the area of statistical mechanics. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent record of research accomplishments are preferred. Experience with modern sampling techniques such as metadynamics, UFED, path sampling, milestoning methods; good computer programming skills, and working knowledge of UNIX, phyton, and shell scripting is highly desired. Experience in Gromacs, PLUMED and OpenMM will be very valuable.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge resources in a collaborative research environment between the campuses of New York University and the members of the NYUAD research community.

The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately, on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter describing their scientific experience and specific interest in this position, a CV with a complete list of publications, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least two letters of recommendation, and Education Degegrees and Transcripts, all in PDF format. For questions about the position email to

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.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

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