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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering (Civil and Urban Engineering) –

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (AE)
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Aug 4, 2022

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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering (Civil and Urban Engineering) –
Asst. Prof. Kemal Celik - Division of Engineering,
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Advanced Materials and Building Efficiency Research laboratory (AMBER Lab) in the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a post-doctoral associate to work on the characterization and manufacturing of high-fidelity lunar regolith simulants utilizing local materials available within the United Arab Emirates.

The successful applicant will lead a fascinating project on the performance-based design, development, testing, and application of lunar regolith simulants targeted at proposed landing sites of future lunar missions. These simulants will be critical for testing and validating technologies in preparation for lunar exploration and beyond. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Applicants must also have experience in the design of lunar regoliths and strong fundamentals in space science. Excellent experimental skills relevant to the project (geology, geotechnical engineering, image processing, and characterization of construction materials) are required. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related fields. Candidates with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities are preferred.

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, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests, and contact information of at least two references, all in PDF format, to: 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.


About NYUAD: New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global. Entering its ninth year, NYUAD has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYUAD’s highly selective liberal arts college is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. The Engineering Division also takes pride in a thriving doctoral program, as well as in the postdoctoral researchers who have chosen to make NYUAD their research home. NYU Abu Dhabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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