Postdoctoral Associate in Cybersecurity in Construction
NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 6 يوم


The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate to join the S.

M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group, a dynamic and interdisciplinary research group, led by Professor Borja García de Soto.

The selected applicant will be conducting research focusing on the cybersecurity implications of Construction 4.0. The objectives include to investigate the cybersecurity risks of the connected smart construction sites and semi / fully autonomous mobile agents (e.

  • g., sensors equipped on the construction equipment, a network of surveillance cameras monitoring the sites, a swarm of building service robots);
  • to categorize and develop a taxonomy of the identified risks and / or threats during the different phases of the lifecycle of construction projects, and develop a framework to address the potential threats;
  • and to validate the proposed framework with the help of simulation and / or a case study analysis (working with industry partners).

    Applicants must have a PhD, with a focus in cybersecurity or related field. Strong knowledge of the cyber security sector, preferably in the context of critical infrastructures and the built environment, and capacity to produce bespoke cyber deterrence measures are required.

    Ideal candidates should have strong developer and technical skills, preferably working with framework. Experience in the areas of construction management and building information modeling (BIM) will be an advantage.

    Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and scientific creativity are essential.

    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 including a list of publications, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and, if applicable, reprints of two representative articles, all in PDF format, through the NYUAD online application portal.

    Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

    Salary is dependent upon qualifications. NYU Abu Dhabi offers very competitive terms of employment including allowances for housing, transportation and home visits, educational subsidies for children, in addition to health insurance and an attractive retirement plan.

    About NYUAD

    New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. 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.

    Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society.

    Students and Faculty will circulate within the 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 tenth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching.

    NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


    This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Application Process

    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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