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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Biology - Comparative Genomics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


The Boissinot Laboratory in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Associate starting September 1, 2024. The successful applicant will conduct comparative genomics analyses on a wide diversity of organisms studied in the lab, including vertebrates, insects and plants.  The main foci of these analyses will be:

  1. The identification of genes and genomic features that have evolved adaptively
  2. The evolution of transposable elements in a phylogenetic context.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop an autonomous line of research related to the interests of the lab in evolutionary genomics. Motivated applicants with a strong background in evolutionary biology and who are interested in leading cross-disciplinary research are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biology. Significant experience in one or more of the following is strongly desired:

  • Comparative genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Transposable Elements Biology
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • The ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Stephane Boissinot 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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