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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Biophysics

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded postdoctoral research associate position in the multidisciplinary group of Prof. Azam Gholami at New York University Abu Dhabi. The appointed candidate will be expected to work in one/more of the following experimental projects in the field of flagellated and ciliated micro-swimmers:

•            Characterization of ciliary-driven fluid flows.
•            Flagellar waveform and swimming dynamics.
•            Hydrodynamics of flagellar swimming and synchronization
•            Pattern formation and influence of external perturbations.
•            Bioconvection
•            Actin Dynamics

We seek a highly qualified candidate with a strong experimental background in working with biological model organisms, optical microscopy, high-speed particle image velocimetry (PIV), particle tracking velocimetry (PTV), and data analysis. Applicants should also have a strong track record of original research in the relevant topics. Previous work experience with flagellated micro-swimmers is ideal and microfluidic skills as well as programming skills in MATLAB, python or C/C++ is highly appreciated. The appointed candidate will be expected to perform experiments with Dictyostelium discoideum and various ciliated micro-swimmers including (but not limited to) Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Spermatozoa and  Paramecium.

Applicants must have a PhD  in (bio)physics or a related field.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and contact information for at least three references, all in PDF format to:

If you have any questions, please email Prof. Azam Gholami at

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.

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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