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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), Dr. Rita Sousa

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology, Civil Engineering
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate to work under the supervision of Professor Rita Sousa in geotechnical engineering, with emphasis on stochastic and probabilistic modeling and design, especially in areas such as random field theory and reliability in geotechnical engineering applications (including but not limited to tunnels, foundations, and landslides). Proficiency in probabilistic machine learning and optimization will be highly desirable. Knowledge of GIS applications will be considered an asset.

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment of PhD-level scientists, graduate and undergraduate students. Beyond pioneering top-notch innovative research, duties also include publishing research discoveries in reputed scientific journals and conferences, mentoring undergraduate students, and taking an active role in drafting research grant proposals.

Key Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Profound knowledge and experience in stochastic modeling, probabilistic modeling.
  • Familiarity with geotechnical applications such as tunnels, foundations, and landslides.
  • Experience with probabilistic machine learning and optimization is highly desired.
  • Acquaintance with GIS tools and software will be a significant advantage.

Application Materials:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • Cover letter outlining your relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae accompanied by full publication list.
  • A statement of research interests.
  • A minimum of three letters of reference.
  • Sample of relevant publications (if available).

Applications are welcome immediately. Candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The employment package comprises a highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, educational subsidies for children, among other benefits. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Rita Sousa 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.

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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