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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
25 Apr 2024


We are looking for an innovative and experienced AI-Integrated Robotics Post-Doctoral Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in robotics, machine learning, and computer vision, with a focus on developing advanced robotic systems. You will be responsible for conducting research, developing cutting-edge robotic vision algorithms, and integrating state-of-the-art language models like GPT-4 to create human-like communication in robotic applications. Proficiency in ROS applications development is required, and experience with robotic arms, UGVs, and quadruped robots is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field and a strong publication record in prestigious conferences such as ICRA, CoRL, and RSS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in AI-integrated robotics, focusing on novel approaches to solve complex problems in robotic systems.
  • Develop and implement advanced robotic vision algorithms to enhance the perception and understanding of the robot's environment.
  • Integrate GPT-generated human-like communication capabilities in robotic applications, enabling more intuitive and natural interactions with humans.
  • Develop, test, and deploy ROS-based applications to control and monitor robotic systems, ensuring efficient and reliable operation.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design, develop, and optimize robotic systems, including robotic arms, UGVs, and quadruped robots.


  • Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, preferably with a strong publication record in prestigious conferences such as ICRA, CoRL, and RSS.
  • Extensive experience in AI, machine learning, and computer vision algorithm development.
  • Solid understanding of GPT-based language models and their integration in robotic applications.
  • Proficiency in ROS application development and deployment, including experience with ROS-based robotic systems.
  • Strong background in robotic systems, including robotic arms, UGVs, and quadruped robots.
  • Experience with quadruped dogs is a plus. Excellent programming skills in Python, C++, or other relevant languages. 
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Ability to work effectively in a team and to communicate complex technical concepts clearly. 

If you have a passion for robotics, AI, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, we encourage you to apply. This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of experts and make a significant impact in the field of AI-integrated robotics as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a full publication list, statement of research interests, and contact information of at least two references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Yi Fang 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.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

Application Process

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