Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Mar 2024

23 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Computer science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline

23 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


As part of the Electrical Engineering program of the Engineering Division and the Center of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) at NYU Abu Dhabi the group of Prof. Kyriakopoulos seeks to improve the autonomy of Field Robotic systems by fusing control theoretic and machine intelligence approaches. Formal models are directly applied in real experimental facilities.

We are seeking one (1) motivated Post-Doctoral Associate to join the team and make significant contributions to the field, on topics including (i) Control, Optimization and/or Machine Learning for Sensor-based Robotic Motion Planning and Control and (ii) Autonomous Robotic Systems (Marine, Ground): Complex Multi-body Systems.

The ideal candidate has to be self-motivated and can work independently, to have a passion for Robotics fundamental aspects and applications, and to be willing to extent to new horizons. Prior proven work experience on combination of analytic and experimental approaches on autonomous robotic systems is highly desirable.

The Postdoc will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi and will report directly to Prof. K.J.Kyriakopoulos in close collaboration with other researchers, PhD students, and undergraduate research assistants. The Postdoc will engage with our regular collaborators at local institutions in the UAE and abroad.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other related field.

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

Our team offers multidisciplinary training with a high degree of academic freedom among various high-impact translational projects. The recruits will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students, ensuring the recruits learn valuable skills in writing manuscripts and grant proposals, advising fellow researchers, and establishing collaborations across disciplines.

The terms of employment are very competitive and the position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for post-doctoral positions, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the positions are filled. For consideration, applicants need to submit (all in PDF format):

  • a cover letter including the names of at least two referees having essential knowledge of the candidate’s academic work,
  • a curriculum vitae with a full publication list,
  • a statement of research interests and
  • a 1-2 p statement of purpose,

If you have any questions that are not answered in the job advert, please email: [email protected]   and include [CONTROL POSTDOCS] in the subject line.

 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

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

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United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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