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Research Assistant in the Division of Social Science Economics, Dr. Samreen Malik

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 Jun 2024


The researchers (Samreen Malik and David Blakeslee) at New York University Abu Dhabi seek to recruit a Research Assistant (RA). The details are provided below.

The Research Assistant will work on multiple exciting studies conducted in South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan. These studies are led by Prof. Samreen Malik, who specializes in human capital development and environmental issues related to technology adoption in South Asia, and Prof. David Blakeslee, who focuses on sustainable development initiatives that address pressing environmental concerns.

The Research Assistant will support cutting-edge research in the development sector in South Asia and will contribute to all aspects of the project cycle, from planning and design to data collection and analysis. This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking hands-on research experience and considering pursuing a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Development Economics, International Development, or related fields.

Prof. Malik and Prof. Blakeslee are committed to mentoring their Research Assistant, many of whom have gone on to pursue Master's and Ph.D. degrees.

In addition to working with the principal investigators, the Research Assistant will have the opportunity to join a thriving community of researchers, including other RAs and post-doctoral fellows who share an interest in development issues in South Asia.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. Excellent programming skills, past experience and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in teams are required.

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, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Samreen Malik

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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