Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science, Bio-Physics job with NEW


Applications are invited for a fully-funded Post-Doctoral Associate position in the Emergent Physics in Living Matter group led by Prof. Arjun Narayanan at New York University Abu Dhabi. The appointed candidate will be the Abu Dhabi based lead of a cross-disciplinary and international collaboration with the Developmental Mechanobiology group at the Institute of Molecular Genetics (IMG), Prague.

This collaboration combines breakthrough methods pioneered by our group, to measure the dynamic condensation of transient structures in living cells, with expertise in optogenetics and developmental mechanobiology, developed at IMG, Prague, to address multiple outstanding questions in the fields of mechanobiology, and the statistical physics of living systems. 

As our colleague, you will work with a strong global network of experts and mentors. You will also have significant intellectual freedom and support to shape the research in line with your own research interests and to build your own independent research portfolio.

We are open to applicants with a PhD in any relevant discipline. The primary criteria for selection are an excitement to learn and use multidisciplinary skills, and the ability to independently frame and pursue research questions. Direct experience with, or an interest in learning, the following skills is also useful:

  • High resolution fluorescence imaging, single molecule imaging, optogenetics and computational image analysis
  • Theory and analysis methods from the physics of complex systems
  • Mammalian cell culture and C. elegans biology

For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with full publication list, transcript and contact information for at least three references. Additionally, a research statement detailing their research experience, the career and learning goals they would like support in achieving, and the scientific questions they are currently most curious about, is also required. Applications submitted through Interfolio will only be accepted. Informal inquiries may be directed to Arjun Narayanan:

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

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.

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

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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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