New York University in Abu Dhabi, Mathematics/Science

Position ID: NYUAbuDhabi-PDACHENRESEARCH [#13579, ST-00058718]
Position Title: Post-Doctoral Associate in Science - Dr. Qingtao Chen Research Group, NYU Abu Dhabi
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 129188, United Arab Emirates [map]
Subject Areas: Chern-Simons gauge theory, TQFT, Volume Conjecture, Categorification of knot invariants, Quantum gravity (especially Black Hole Information Paradox, etc.) and quantum 6j/10j symbols.
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/01/29, listed until 2019/07/18)
Position Description:    

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Post-Doctoral Associate in Science 
Division of Science 
NYU Abu Dhabi  

The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint two Post-Doctoral Associates, in the research group of Dr. Qingtao Chen. The proposed research will be interdisciplinary on the interactions between topology, geometry and physics. This research position is for two years with a possible extension to a third year. 

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Physics. Preference will be given to people working on Chern-Simons gauge theory, TQFT, Volume Conjecture, Categorification of knot invariants, Quantum gravity (especially Black Hole Information Paradox, etc.) and quantum 6j/10j symbols. The successful candidate will have freedom in choosing his/her own research topic, but regular communication with the mathematical physics group at NYUAD is expected. NYU Abu Dhabi offers a stimulating research environment led by a distinguished research community. The terms of employment are very competitive. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. However, all the applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the application before Feb. 28th, 2019 for the 1st position starting immediately and before May 31st, 2019 for the 2nd position starting Sep. 1st, 2019.

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing research experience and specifying the interests in this position, a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests and at least 2 letters of recommendation all in PDF format. 

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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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