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Research Associate in the Division of Engineering (Machine Learning and Transportation Systems)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
4 Jan 2024


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a Research Associate to join the Traffic Flow Dynamics and Computations group under the supervision of Professor Saif Eddin Jabari. The group focuses on theoretical aspects of traffic and transportation systems, and the development and analysis of novel machine learning methods for the natural sciences.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate with a strong background in applied mathematics, machine learning, and physical modeling. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers to develop innovative machine learning algorithms for transportation systems, and investigate new data-driven approaches for transportation modeling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field with demonstrable expertise in machine learning.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include a flexible working environment, annual home-leave travel allowance, generous housing and relocation benefits, medical insurance with access to world-class facilities, as well as educational subsidies for children. The Research Associate will have dedicated funds for traveling, computing, publications, and access to excellent world-class research facilities. The preferred starting date is Summer 2023, but earlier dates are also possible.

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, statement of research interests, and at least two letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially, all in PDF format via Interfolio.

If you have any questions about the position or the university, please contact Professor Saif Eddin Jabari at


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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