New York University in Abu Dhabi, Mathematics/Science

Position ID: NYUAbuDhabi-POSTDOC2 [#16681]
Position Title: Postdoctoral associate New York University Abu Dhabi
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates [map]
Subject Areas: Probability, Combinatorics, Geometric functional analysis, theoretical computer science
Application Deadline: 2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/15, finished 2022/05/21, listed until 2021/11/15)
Position Description:    

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The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is looking to recruit a postdoctoral associate, to work with Prof. Pierre Youssef on subjects including (in no particular order): Concentration and functional inequalities, Mixing times of Markov chains, Random matrix theory and spectrum of random graphs, High dimensional convex geometry, Mathematical aspects of machine learning (deep learning, feature selection, bias and fairness modeling, etc.)

The probability group at NYUAD is steadily growing and draws strong links with the Courant institute in New York, allowing for possible regular visits to New York. The newly launched probability seminar ( indicates research interests of the faculty in place in Abu Dhabi. While excellent candidates with other research interest may be considered, a priority will be given to those able to relate to one or several of the above topics.

The Postdoctoral Associates will be appointed for a duration of two years which may be extended further. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Mathematics, statistics or theoretical computer science. We seek candidates with an outstanding academic record.

The terms of employment are very competitive and the position provides 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.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following items in PDF format on Cover letter, Transcript of PhD degree, Curriculum vitae, List of publications with a short summary (few sentences) of the contribution of each article, A short research statement (max 4 pages including the applicant’s research interests, accomplishments and future research projects), Three letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially (applicants will be prompted to enter the referee’s e-mails).

Evaluation of applications will be on a continuous basis, and the starting date is flexible.

Further questions may be directed to

NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.


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.

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