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Research Assistant in the Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences

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

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description


The Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS), part of the Research Institute at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant to work on simulations of ocean mesoscale plankton aimed at investigating resolution-dependent numerical biases.


The successful applicant will be the main responsible for setting-up, running and analyzing the data of ocean simulations conducted using the croco ocean model, in an idealized open-ocean configuration. Simple NPZD and iron-limited plankton models will be run alongside the physical module. By running the same configuration at different resolutions biases in the simulated plankton growth rate, productivity and phenology will be investigated. The successful applicant will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment consisting of post-doctoral researchers, research scientists and NYU faculty, and will conduce work on NYUAD s Jubail supercomputer on a regular basis. The successful applicant will work under the close and continuous supervision of prof. Francesco Paparella


Applicants must hold, or must obtain before September 2024, an undergraduate degree in a STEM field and must have a curriculum with an extensive mathematical and computational component. In particular, having successfully passed a course on numerical modeling (or equivalent) is required. Having successfully passed courses on multivariable calculus, linear algebra, basic programming, algorithms and data structures is highly desirable (transcript required).


We highly welcome applications from students having received their degree in 2023 or 2024. However, provable experience in setting up and running large scientific numerical models is required (e.g. as part of capstone projects, undergraduate research projects, coursework). Preference will be given to candidates with provable experience in running general circulation ocean models.


The terms of employment are very competitive and include a housing allowance 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, syllabi of relevant coursework, any written documentation attesting the relevant previous experience, a one-page summary of scientific interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: francesco.paparella@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.


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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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