Research Assistant in the Division of Science [Chemistry] - Dr. Ali Trabolsi

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.


The Research Laboratory of Professor Ali Trabolsi, in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), seeks to appoint two researchers with an excellent record of academic success for a Research Assistant position until October 2024. The research will focus on a joint project on the development of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COF) for the effective delivery of biomolecules and drugs. For more information about the research and the groups, please visit .

Candidates should have a BS or MS in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical engineering, or related field, with experience and interest in organic chemistry and drug delivery. An ideal candidate should have a solid background in organic synthesis and characterization, Biological studies, particularly in the area of molecular dynamics and materials. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge resources in a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment and collaborate with experimental and computational researchers.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required together with the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. Experience with organic synthesis, handling cells is an advantage.

Kindly be advised that this position is exclusively open to candidates based in the UAE. We appreciate your understanding and adherence to his requirement.

The terms of employment are competitive. Applications will be accepted immediately, on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter describing their scientific experience and specific interest in this position, a CV, and at least two letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. For any questions, please reach out to Prof. Ali Trabolsi at .

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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