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Research Assistant in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Dr. Dimitra Atri

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
30 Dec 2023


The Center for Astrophysics and Space Science at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant to work at the center’s Mars Research Group and assist with our efforts to study the atmosphere and surface of Mars with the UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) - “Hope” probe.

The successful applicant will assist with the analysis of EMM data in addition to data from other missions, run simulations on NYUAD’s HPC system, and assist with preparing manuscripts and presentations. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of scientists and students.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Science or related discipline but preference will be given to Master’s degree holders.  Expertise in Python and experience with Machine Learning is highly desirable.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Dimitra Atri,


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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