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Research Scientist in the Division of Engineering (Civil Engineering Transportation Systems)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
14 Jul 2024


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for a Research Scientist position to join the research group of Prof. Monica Menendez. The group focuses on monitoring, modeling, and controlling the operations of transportation systems, including multiple transportation modes. Particular attention is paid to new vehicle technologies and data sources, as well as the combination of traditional traffic flow theory concepts with new empirically derived models and new data science ideas.

Applicants must have received a PhD in engineering, computer science, urban science, or a related field. Experience in transportation, particularly associated with urban science, is required. Additionally, excellent communication skills in English and scientific creativity are essential. The applicant should also have a strong publication record.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications. The terms of employment are very competitive and include a flexible working environment, annual home-leave travel allowance, generous housing and relocation benefits, medical insurance with access to world-class facilities, as well as educational subsidies for children. Salaries are tax-free in the UAE (for US tax, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be used). The researchers will have dedicated funds for traveling, computing, publications, and access to excellent world-class research facilities. 

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 with a full publication list, statement of research interests, and at least two reference letters. 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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