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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering, Civil & Urban Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
18 May 2024

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


The Division Engineering, at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on a broader field of experimental geotechnical engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to perform advanced geotechnical testing.

Required Qualifications:

A successful applicant must have a PhD in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field with a focus on experimental modeling of geotechnical/geomechanics problems. Applicants need to demonstrate previous experience in advanced geotechnical or geomechanical lab testing.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition, the following additional qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in geotechnical centrifuge testing
  • Bioremediation and geoenvironmental engineering
  • Geohazards risk assessment and management via remote sensing
  • Energy geotechnics
  • Artificial intelligence applications in geotechnical engineering

Physical Requirements:

Performing centrifuge experiments involves frequent standing, sitting, grasping, and fine hand manipulation with continual talking, hearing, and seeing. May be required to lift up to 10 kgs.

Research project:

The successful applicant will lead a fascinating project aimed at enhancing the state of the art of geomechanical experimental modeling with the greater goal of designing more efficient and environment-friendly infrastructure and energy systems. The Post-Doctoral Associate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of research scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to continuously document research progress in the form of scientific publications to be submitted to reputable journals.

Post-Doctoral Associate Employment at NYUAD:

The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, and educational subsidies for children as well as other benefits. For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for at least two references, all in PDF format.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Tarek Abdoun 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

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