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Research Associate in the Division of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Dr. Mostafa Mobasher

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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The Computational Solid Mechanics laboratory lead by Professor Mostafa Mobasher in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Associate to work on the development of computational models for non-linear and Multiphysics solid mechanics models using innovative numerical methods.

Required Qualifications:

A successful applicant must have a PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering; with a focus on Computational Mechanics or a related field. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong research profile and extensive research experience in the development of computational solution algorithms for linear, nonlinear mechanics problems, including multiphysics problems, non-linear problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

The additional qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in non-linear solid material response and fracture modeling
  • Experience in machine-learning modeling for solid mechanics applications
  • Experience in the development and coupling of numerical methods for solid mechanics modeling
  • Experience in mentoring junior researchers including graduate and undergraduate students

Research project:

The successful applicant is expected to work and lead multiple research projects aimed at improving the computational efficiency of damage and fracture mechanics algorithms for multi-fracture propagation scenarios in multiphysics conditions with multiscale considerations. The applications of this research extend to several fields, including: geomechanics, biomechanics, mechanical and structural applications, and others. The Research Associate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students. The Research Associate is expected to continuously document research progress in the form of scientific publications to be submitted to reputable journals.

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. Mostafa Mobasher 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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