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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring

Employer
New York University Abu Dhabi
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Details

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering (Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Infrastructure and Urban Systems) - Dr. Mohamed Moustafa


Description


The Future-Generation of Resilient and Infrastructure Design Technology Hub (Future-GRID TecH) in the Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Associate to work under the supervision of Future-GRID TecH director, Dr. Mohamed Moustafa, to carry out cutting-edge research in the broad area of structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil structures and infrastructure systems. This position requires expertise in one or more of the following areas:



  • Computer vision and AI methods for SHM

  • Autonomous or semi-autonomous infrastructure inspection and vibration monitoring

  • Robotics and drones path and operation control (in both simulation and physical worlds)

  • Vision-based/drone-based monitoring

  • Digital twins and cyber-physical systems

  • Digital image correlation and video processing

  • Advanced sensors implementation and applications

  • Marine and underwater structural inspection


Successful candidates must hold a PhD degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, or related field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc. Other required qualifications include: strong communication and presentation skills; a track record in writing and publishing peer-reviewed journal publications; and previous or relevant experience in mentoring or supervising undergraduate student research or junior graduate students.


A formal training, education, or certification in a secondary area (beyond the main PhD focus) such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics operating systems (ROS), computer vision, robotics control and path planning, UAVs, etc. is a plus. Other preferred qualifications include: expertise in programming and coding (preferably using Python and C ) and GUI development; expertise in computational mechanics and finite element simulation and modeling; expertise in laboratory and multi-scale experimental testing. 


The candidates will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists and undergraduate students, conduct high-quality innovative and independent experimental, analytical, and/or computational research, publish research work and results in scientific peer-reviewed journals and conferences, mentor undergraduate students, and participate in writing research grant proposals.


To be considered, all applicants must submit the following documents in PDF format via Interfolio:



  • cover letter

  • curriculum vitae with full publication list

  • statement of research interests and plan with specific focus on SHM for Civil Infrastructure

  • three sample (recent and/or most relevant) journal publications

  • contact details of two references


The terms of employment include a highly competitive salary, medical insurance, housing allowance, annual home-leave travel, and educational subsidies for children (if applicable). Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the positions are filled.


If you have any questions or require more information, please email: mohamed.moustafa@nyu.edu


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.


EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer


UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply


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Organization

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.

Careers

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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