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Research Assistant in the Division of Science Physics, Dr. Ian Dobbs-Dixon

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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The Planetary Group in the Physics Department at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant to work under Professor Ian Dobbs-Dixon.

The successful applicant will participate in theoretical research projects associated with extrasolar planets including light curve analysis, radiative physics, and n-body simulations. These projects utilize state of the art James Webb Space Telescope data. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have completed a Batchelor’s Degree in physics, astronomy, or related field. Experience in extrasolar planetary research at the undergraduate level is 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 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. 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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