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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division Science Computer Science, Dr. Karim Ali

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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


The research lab of Dr. Karim Ali, in the Division of Science (Computer Science Program) at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to hire a post-doctoral associate to work on programing languages research, to be involved in the development of open-source tools and resources, and to work on publications related to their research.

Dr. Ali’s research focuses on scalability, precision, and usability of program analysis tools. Current research projects range from developing new theories for scalable and precise program analyses (e.g., pointer analysis, data-flow analysis) to applications of program analysis in security (e.g., crypto API misuses) and just-in-time compiler optimizations (e.g., method inlining). More information on Dr. Ali’s research is available at

The position will target the rank of Post-Doctoral Associate (within 3 years of PhD) with the following:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, with a focus on programming languages or related fields
  • Proven scientific and research background through the independent design, implementation, and evaluation of at least one programming languages related research project
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Strong software engineering skills including use of version control systems, continuous integration, testing
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research publication record appropriate for the hiring rank
  • Industry experience is a plus

This position will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and the candidate must be ready to relocate to the United Arab Emirates. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts of all degrees, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 references for letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview, which will include delivering a short research talk. If you have any questions, please email:

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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