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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Biology, Dr. Aashish Jha

New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The Genetic Heritage Group at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a motivated recent PhD graduate with excellent hands-on research in genomics or bioinformatics demonstrated by publications to work on multi omics studies on a large cohort of human and non-human samples consisting of diverse high-throughput datasets (WGS, WMS, metabolomics, and sc-RNA seq) to study the molecular mechanisms by which the microbiome influences host health. The research will be conducted in a highly collaborative environment with an international team of researchers. Candidates with PhD in Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Microbiology, or related field preferred.

This position requires demonstrated background in experimental genomics or bioinformatics data analysis via published papers or code repositories (e.g. github). Candidates must be comfortable handling large sample sets to generate multiple types of omics datasets and/or have the ability to analyze diverse datasets (surveys, metagenomics, metabolomics, single-cell sequencing, ATAC-seq, etc.), be familiar with standard laboratory/statistical methods, genomics and metagenomics pipelines, laboratory/data management, and experimental/bioinformatics workflow development. They should be able to use existing standard operating protocols (SOPs) and should be open to developing new approaches for multi-omics data generation and analyses by working closely with CGSB Bioinformatics Core at NYUAD. This position will initially be for two years and may be renewable.

The successful applicants will drive multiple large-scale projects in humans and non-humans by integrating multi-omics datasets. They should be able to independently drive these projects forward by collaborating with an international team of researchers. Primary responsibilities will include generating multi omics data, integrating whole genome sequences, metagenomics, metabolomics, and single cell sequencing data to understand the molecular mechanisms by which microbes can affect host. Candidates must have strong written and oral presentation skills. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students from NYUAD as well as international institutions (Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, and NYU New York). This position will initially be for two years and may be renewable.

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 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. For any questions, please reach out to Dr. Jha:

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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Deadline Feb 01, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


NYU's agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world. As the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi has been built on the following principles:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor. It fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection. At NYUAD, students extend themselves and the frontiers of knowledge.
  • The residential life of students is central to the University's academic mission. Learning takes place across the campus, not only in classrooms, but also in residential houses, through participation in clubs and sports, during informal campus gatherings, and being engaged with the wider community.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi stimulates advanced research. The NYUAD Institute is a major research center. Research is integral to the undergraduate experience at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it will also drive the University's graduate programs.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a fully connected global network university. As one of the two major hubs in the global network, NYUAD creates a unique capacity for faculty and students to access the assets of the entire university system.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi advances the city of Abu Dhabi as a magnetic center of ideas and human talent.


NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it will move to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and the first class of students, who arrived in the fall of 2010, is one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

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