Prof. Gelfand’s research group in the Science Division / Physics Program, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research assistant to work on astronomical observations of transient sources.
The successful applicant will be responsible for analyzing a rich dataset of optical observations of a wide range of transient sources.
This is critical for understanding the late stages of massive star evolution, and how these objects with their surroundings and neutron star / black hole companions.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s in physics, astronomy, or related field. Prior research experience with programming languages (e.
g., Python, IDL) and Linux / Mac operating systems is preferred.
For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format.
If you have any questions, please email Prof. Gelfand at
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.
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.
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.
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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