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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Structural Biology, Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Description


​As part of a major initiative in strengthening research in structural biology and advanced imaging, the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division in KAUST is seeking structural biologists with a strong expertise in cryo-electron microscopy. Applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant-, Associate- or Full-Professor) are invited from highly competitive candidates, eager to pursue impactful research to advance fundamental biological questions, innovative technology and/or translational research. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biological Science or related fields, as well as a strong publication track record in the top-tier venues of their respective areas.


The KAUST Bioscience program offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to world-class laboratories, instrumentation, and generous funding schemes. KAUST provides outstanding structural biology research facilities, including a Titan KRIOS [with phase plates, Quantum GIF Gatan filter (model 968), K2 Summit direct detector and access to powerful GPU computer clusters], NMR spectrometers (600, 700 and 950 MHz) and an in-house X-ray source. KAUST facilities also include state-of-the-art core laboratories in Genomics, Proteomics, Imaging & Characterization, Extreme Computing and Informatics, and an animal resource lab. The KAUST structure and organisation is particularly suitable for out-of-the-box interdisciplinary collaborative research, and offers strong support for translating research into impactful innovations.


The positions come with an internationally competitive salary, benefits, and start-up packages.


Please enclose a cover letter; a copy of full curriculum vitae with complete list of publications; a research statement; a teaching statement; and a list of at least 4 academic referees.


KAUST (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en), located on the shores of the Red Sea in Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah) in Saudi Arabia, is an international graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance. For more information about KAUST please go to www.kaust.edu.sa. More information available at the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) (https://bese.kaust.edu.sa/).


The positions will remain open until filled.


Application Instructions


Please upload the following documents:


Full curriculum vitae with complete list of publications

A research plan

A statement of teaching interests

a list of at least 4 academic referees

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Professor of Coastal and Marine Protection, Restoration and Enhancement, Open Rank

Description


As part of a University-wide strategic focus on Climate and Livability, KAUST is seeking outstanding individuals to deliver impact driven research that will push the boundaries of what is known about our planet and advance the goals of this important initiative. Amongst a number of targeted faculty hires, we are inviting applications from high-caliber candidates to build an innovative program that will bring new insights, solutions and focus to the area of coastal and marine protection, restoration and enhancement.


The coastal and marine environments of the Middle East are biodiversity hotspots, with the Red Sea in particular home to resilient ecosystems that function at the thresholds of tolerances observed elsewhere. Recognizing the inherent natural value of these environments, efforts that better understand and enhance their viability in the face of anticipated climate changes are required. KAUSTs unique setting on the shores of the Red Sea offer the potential to establish a “natural laboratory” that can serve the analysis, protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems around the world, particularly as its present-day conditions mirror future extreme conditions in other seas.


KAUST is seeking creative and ambitious faculty who can bridge multidisciplinary fields to address the diversity of issues that threaten the stability and security of coastal and marine ecosystems and channel this knowledge into tractable solutions. Potential areas of focus might include, but are not limited to: modeling and analysis of coastal and marine ecosystems; development of strategies for coastal and marine protection and restoration; conservation analysis and assessment; blue carbon and natural capital accounting; and habitat restoration.


About KAUST


KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top faculty, scientists, engineers and students from around the world to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play. As a faculty, you will have access to superb research facilities, guaranteed baseline research funding, generous infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities through our innovation and economic development focus, and highly competitive internationally benchmarked salaries.


KAUST is ranked among the top universities based on research performance and innovation outputs. According to the 2019 Normalized Nature Index rankings, KAUST was #18 globally. In Nature Index’s most recent Young Universities Rankings (2019), KAUST was #1 for institutions under 20 years of age and #6 for those under 50.   


Qualifications


Candidates should have a clear vision that prioritizes the protection, restoration and enhancement of the region’s precious marine ecosystems, with a focus on delivering scalable and implementable solutions. Experience in the design or application of ecosystem assessment and analysis tools, prior experience in restoration projects, or a combination of modeling and experimental experience will be viewed favorably. Candidates applying for a position at the Assistant Professor level should illustrate their potential for high-impact research. Candidates applying for Associate and Full Professor positions should possess a distinguished track record in research and a strong commitment to service and teaching at the graduate level.


Application Instructions


Applications should include a cover letter, a CV that includes a list of publications, and a concise statement of research vision and plans (maximum 2 pages) and teaching interests (1 page). The names and contact details of at least three (and up to five) referees is also requested. While the position is open rank, there is a preference for junior candidates. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, with the position remaining open until it is filled.


The successful candidate will have a primary affiliation with the Marine Science program in addition to affiliation with the world-renowned Red Sea Research Center, allowing them to take advantage of KAUST’s unique access to the Red Sea. Few, if any, other universities offer the same combination of access to diverse tropical marine habitats and world-class laboratory facilities. Further information about KAUST academic programs, research activities, and community life can be found at https://www.kaust.edu.sa.


Enquiries related to this position can be addressed to Prof Matthew McCabe, Director of the Climate and Livability Initiative via email to climate@kaust.edu.sa

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Aerospace Dynamics and Control

Job Description


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning Fall 2020 (or Spring 2020). The area of interest is aerospace dynamics and control. Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from a highly ranked institution. The selected candidate should have significant research contributions, will be able to attract competitive external research funding, and will have the potentials for quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in mechanical / aerospace engineering. The candidate will be expected to conduct research and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: aerospace control, aerospace dynamic system modeling and simulation and mechanical vibrations.


Minimum Qualification


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a topic related to aerospace dynamics and control. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus.


Preferred Qualification


The preferred candidate should have a teaching experience in the field of aerospace dynamics and control, and preferably can also teach mechatronics, robotics and automation and have an excellent publications in reputed international journals.


Expected Skills/Rank/Experience


Experience in aerospace dynamics, control, while experience in mechatronics and, robotics, is preferable


Special Instructions to Applicant


Applications should consist of letter of intent, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest & evidence of teaching effectiveness.


Division College of Engineering - (COE)

Department Mechanical Engineering - (COE)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Faculty

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Academic Faculty for Academic Support-Mathematics dept, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, United Arab Emirates

Dept Description


Abu Dhabi Polytechnic was established by the Institute of Applied Technology in 2010 to offer a dual educational-professional training system with multiple high-tech disciplines (specializations) to produce technologists and engineers to serve the UAE industrial manpower required for Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Specifically ADP vision is to create skilled professional technologists and engineers capable of performing at the highest international standards to build a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.  As a government entity AD Polytechnic is an exciting venture that is bringing the internationally recognized Applied Bachelor / Higher Diplomas of advanced careers and majors in collaboration with our partners.  We provide a rigorous educational and training program, often requiring us to go outside of the country to find the best facilities for highly specialized training. The ADP community comprises ambitious students and academic staff who set a rigorous pace in the achievement of teaching excellence.



ADPOLY requires hiring an Academic Faculty for the Academic Support Department, Mathematics Unit This is an Open Rank (Hiring Rank will depend on candidate’s post PhD relevant full time teaching experiences, no of publications in reputable journals etc).


Job Requirement


Applicants must be qualified to Master/PhD level in Mathematics, Applied Math or relevant specializations and competence industrial certificates will be an advantage. (Professional Doctorates are NOT accepted i.e. Doctorate of Education or Doctorate of Business Administration etc)


Applicants should have minimum of 1-3 years teaching experience at Higher Education Institutions after completion of Master/PhD. Evidence to active research records and publications, participating in curriculum development with minimum of 2 publications registered in Scopus Database or Scholarly Publications. Excellent oral and written English at the level of IELTS academic band of 7. This position will be open from February 2022


Additional Details


Experience at technical university or polytechnic schools are preferable.

Evidence of active research records and publications.

Evidence of participation in curriculum development.

Knowledge and experience in developing courses in emerging teaching approaches such as blended education.

Subject knowledge/experience should include:


Evidence of teaching fundamental math courses for engineering specializations.

Ability to link mathematics to applied sciences and technology.

We offer a tax free salary package with excellent family benefits.


Please send your updated CV to the following email: cv.academies@iat.ac.ae  and kindly quote THE11ADPOLY


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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Soft Matter, Programs of Physics and Chemistry Professor, Tenured/Tenure Track Open Rank

Description


The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track, open-rank faculty position jointly within its Physics and Chemistry Programs in the area of soft matter. We particularly welcome applications from women as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.


As part of a major multi-year growth plan, the general area of soft matter is of particular interest to us, and we invite applicants leading experimental or theoretical research programs. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in both research and teaching. This includes publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and participation in conferences. Candidates should demonstrate a potential to lead independent research project and be open to develop collaboration networks with other faculty and internationally, propose research projects that are likely to secure extramural research funding, and to act as inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate and graduate students.


Faculty in the Chemistry and Physics Programs contribute to multidisciplinary research at NYU Abu Dhabi, and are currently working with faculty from other programs in areas that include materials, drug discovery and delivery, biological physics, and computer modelling.


Successful candidates will receive a generous start-up package as well as renewable research funding to hire research assistants and postdocs, and will also have access to internal funding. Faculty have access to state-of-the-art core technology platforms that include (1) a fully equipped microscopy facility that houses confocal and stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopes, scanning and transmission electron and atomic force microscopes, and combined confocal Raman atomic force resolution and scanning near-field optical microscopy (AFM SNOM); (2) protein expression and purification facilities; (3) advanced DNA sequencing facilities; (4) equipment for spectroscopic, thermal and chemical analysis, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers; and (5) high-performance computing facilities with more than 12,000 CPU computing cores and 14 GPU nodes with a peak performance of approximately 400 TFLOPS. An additional 28,000 CPU cores and 22 GPU will be available soon for researchers. To obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and related core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi, visit the University’s website here.


NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community-minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world. 


About NYU Abu Dhabi


Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.


NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.


Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.


NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html


Working for NYUAD


A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing, and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.


Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.


Qualifications


This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics or a related field with a demonstrated research experience in the general area of soft matter.


Application Instructions


To apply for this position, please submit the following items:


CV

Cover Letter

Teaching Statement

Research Statement (junior candidates should submit two to three research proposals of no more than 4 pages each)

Recent teaching evaluations (if available)

Up to three (3) Representative Publications 

Names and contact information for three (3) references. Each referee will be asked to upload their letter directly to Interfolio, NYUAD's application database.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring 2022. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi from the academic year 2022-2023.


NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.


For questions about this position, please email nyuad.science@nyu.edu.


Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.


UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. #nyuadfacultycareers


Application Process


This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR: www.nyu.edu/it/gdpr


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


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Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science

Overseas Recruitment Campaigns in the USA and the UK in February 2022


Founded in 1988, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the UAE’s largest, gaining a well-respected reputation for innovative education practices and job-focused experiential learning. Approximately 23,000 students attend 16 modern, technology-oriented men's and women's campuses throughout the UAE. HCT employs more than 2,000 staff, from over 80 nationalities, who share professional practices and innovative ideas thereby enriching the HCT community.


As a constantly growing and revolutionary educational entity, HCT has swiftly adapted its "Hybrid Education Model" as part of the "new normal", where teaching and learning can be ensured both online and on-campus. To accomplish this 'Hybrid Education Model' successfully, HCT is equipped with 'Digi-Campus' service; allowing disruptions due to COVID-19 to be addressed and resolved, hence meeting the demands of Education and Service through the “Personalized, Anytime, Anywhere” concept.


For HCT to grow in its aspiration to be the Destination of Applied Education, the Human Capital seeks out avant-garde "Global" academic and industry experts to help nurture the brilliant new minds of its students.


HCT offers over 70 Academic Programs in all Academic Divisions such as Applied Media, Business, Computer Information Science, Education, Engineering Technology & Science, Health Sciences, Arabic & Emirati Studies, and General Studies (Maths & English). These programs incorporate principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to ensure HCT students’ skills are up-to-date and to the highest standards. The HCT courses are a hybrid blend of innovative, technology-driven academic studies and work-relevant programs, ensuring that HCT graduates have the necessary 21st-century skills to make positive and lasting contributions to society in the 4th Industrial Revolution.


We are pleased to share that the HCT Senior Leadership Team will be interviewing Academic Faculty candidates in the USA and the UK in the middle of February 2022, and will be conducting face to face interviews with potential candidates for the following positions:


Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science

Faculty of Business

Faculty of Computer Information Science

Faculty of Health Science

Faculty of Applied Media

Faculty of Education

Faculty of General Academic Requirements

We highly welcome interested candidates to submit their applications through our HCT Careers website: https://recruit.hct.ac.ae/WebForms/ViewJobList.aspx?p=Faculty. You may also please submit your resume to work@hct.ac.ae.  The shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview with the HCT Senior Leadership team in the USA and the UK.


All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.


To know more about the HCT, we invite you to visit our website at: https://hct.ac.ae/en/

You may also explore our respective campuses via a virtual tour at: https://hct.ac.ae/en/campuses/

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Chemistry Professor, Tenured/Tenure Track, Open Rank

Description


The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for faculty positions within its Chemistry Program. We particularly welcome applications from female scholars as well as members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.


NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community-minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world. 


Applicants are invited to apply for a open-rank, tenure-track/tenured faculty position in all areas of organic chemistry, with a preference to candidates with a research focus involving applications at the interface with biology or computer science. This includes but is not limited to natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, chemical probes, screening technologies, biocatalysis, drug design and development, chemoinformatics, and bioorganic chemistry. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding track record for their career stage in both teaching and research. This includes publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, and participation in conferences. The candidates should have demonstrated potential to lead independent research projects, be open to develop collaboration networks with other faculty and internationally, and propose research projects that are likely to secure extramural research funding.


Successful candidates will find a vibrant research and teaching environment that includes supportive and highly motivated colleagues, access to outstanding resources for research, a generous startup package as well as renewable research funding, and broad opportunities for interdisciplinary work at NYU Abu Dhabi and across campuses of the NYU system. Faculty have access to Core Technology Platforms (CTP) that house state-of-the-art instruments and qualified specialists in high-throughput screening, microscopy, micro-fabrication, molecular and cell biology, photonics, spectroscopy, advanced manufacturing, analytical and materials characterization, and others. The Center for Research Computing (CRC) provides high-performance computing facilities and support for application hosting, data management and storage, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), file transfer, and other activities through the Linux cluster “Dalma” comprising around 12,000 computing cores and a peak performance of 385 TFLOPS. Visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research.html and https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/services-and-support.html to obtain further information about research at NYU Abu Dhabi and the CTP and CRC resources



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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Fields of Infectious Diseases

Description


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has launched a Smart Health Initiative (SHI) to become a leading institution for development and usage of smart-health technologies and knowledge creation aimed at promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and training programs that will transform health care system in Saudi Arabia and beyond from traditional medicine to precision medicine. One of the key elements to achieve this objective is to build world-class research capability to tackle various technological and scientific challenges related to precision medicine and its implementation in different clinical practices. In this regard, KAUST-SHI is seeking applications from outstanding candidates to fill faculty positions at Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels in its Infectious Diseases program in collaboration with other divisions of KAUST such as Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE). The selected candidates will utilize new generation technologies to address relevant basic science and/or clinical relavant questions in all area related to infectious and communicable diseases, with a particular emphasis on the following areas:


Anti-Microbial Resistance:

We are seeking candidates with expertise in the use of computational and bioinformatic tools and methods to explore the mechanisms behind the development of resistance to microbes, such as bacteria, and determine the impact of the host genome and environment on this process.

 

Microbiome:

We are seeking candidates who will study the role of microbiota in human health and disease with an aim to identify novel microbiome-based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to control various diseases prevalent in Saudi Arabia, the region, and the world. Expertise in the development of novel means to test microbes and microbial products in human will be regarded favorably. Experience with studies of microbiota in relation to nutrition, mechanisms underlying infection and disease transmission and maintenance of symbiotic microbial communities as well as identification of functional components of virome and microbiome altering physiology and disease states will be an asset.

 

Development of vaccines and diagnostic tools:

In this area, we are seeking applications from candidates with experience in studies on molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenicity of recurrent and newly emerging viruses and bacteria affecting population health in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Candidates with experience in the use of multidisciplinary approaches combining basic research tools and methods such as big data analysis with OMICS, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to understand, predict and control the clinical manifestation of diseases will be highly regarded. In addition, experience in the identification and determination of novel factors in viral/bacterial infectivity/transmission to be used as potential biomarkers for diagnostic and therapeutic development to combat infectious diseases will be regarded as a plus.

 

Epidemiology:

Epidemiology, both qualitative and quantitative, plays an important role in establishing cause-effect relationship in infectious and other diseases in a population. The emergence of molecular epidemiology as a unique field now enables the use of various disease markers to screen populations for genetic, microbial, and environmental disorders and predict disease incidence. In this context, we are seeking applications from qualified Epidemiologists with expertise in Infectious diseases. Candidates with competence in statistical analysis of disease incidence and transmission using mathematical and computational modeling methods and tools will be needed to fill the positions. Expertise in combining methodological and modeling approaches, cohort studies and field work that involves data and biospecimen collection and advanced quantitative data analysis is desirable. While a focus on any disease is not required for this position candidates with interests in tackling emerging problems with Dengue, corona viruses, influenza and malaria are encouraged to apply.

Basic qualifications for the positions at all levels are PhD and 2-3 years of postdoctoral training in relevant fields/subareas. Candidates applying for Assistant Professor Positions should demonstrate an excellent potential for conducting high impact research and developing a teaching program. Those applying for Associate or Full Professor positions should have a distinguished track record of research and publications in top-tier venues of their respective areas, and a strong commitment to services, mentoring and teaching at graduate level as well as fostering interdisciplinary collaborative research at KAUST.


The positions will remain open until filled. The applications will be rigorously reviewed by the Search Committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields, and only applicants who are short listed will be contacted for further consideration.

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PhD Scholarship Related to Mars Science at NSSTC

Job Description


The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) invites applications from enthusiastic, ambitious, and hard-working Emirati nationals for a graduate scholarship leading to a PhD related to Mars Science, to start in Spring or Fall 2022. Supervision of the PhD thesis will be done jointly between NSSTC and a partnering University Department (Geography, Geology, Physics, etc.). Applications for entry in Spring 2022 must be submitted as soon as possible. For entry in Fall 2021, applications must be submitted by 30 November 2021, and we will look favourably on applicants willing to join NSSTC as a Research Assistant from January 2022, to bridge the gap until the start of the PhD program. The PhD project is linked to the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), which arrived at Mars in early 2021. The area of study will be "Building and analysing comprehensive Mars dust storm databases from 1 Martian Year of EMM observations". This project would suit a person with pronounced interest and a study background in remote sensing (both satellite imagery and quantitative data) and atmospheric and planetary science. With the imminent arrival of EMM at Mars, NSSTC is very keen to recruit Emirati nationals as PhD students in this area. The task of this PhD project is to build a dust storm database spanning at least 1 Martian Year (1 Martian Year is ca. 1.9 Earth Years) based on EMM. The database construction will start with the beginning of the EMM Science phase, scheduled for early-to-mid 2021. The basis of this database will be images by the EMM instrument EXI (Emirates Exploration Imager). The combination with quantitative data on the dust optical depth, atmospheric temperature, etc. from the EMM instruments EXI and EMIRS (Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer) is possible. A particular challenge is the fact that EMM will map dust storms each few hours or, equivalently, several times per day. This implies that the database has to be updated on a sub-daily basis. Likewise, this makes the database unique from existing dust storm databases. An integral part will be the subsequent statistical/mathematical analysis of dust storm characteristics such as source region, storm track and size, timing and duration, etc. The student will join the EMM science team and work alongside Emirati and international scientists to achieve the project goals. Please see also https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/phd-projact-2pdf.pdf for more information. This job advertisement is to select a student for the NSSTC scholarship. The accepted candidate will be supported by NSSTC for four years with a stipend of about 11,000 AED/month. For formal admission to a PhD program, the selected applicant will then need to apply for a PhD program through UAEU's College of Graduate Studies. Separate scholarships are also available to cover tuition fees - please see https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/scholarship.shtml for details. For further information, please contact Dr. Claus Gebhardt at claus.gebhardt@uaeu.ac.ae or +971 3 713 4487. Instructions to Applicant: Submit the following via Jobs@UAEU (please don't email): Motivation letter (ca. 2 pages). CV (ca. 2 pages). Certified University diplomas and transcripts. IELTS exam certificate. Arrange for two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your academic work. Copy of Passport and Khulasat Al-Qaid.


Minimum Qualification


Emirati nationality. Bachelor's and Master's degree in a relevant subject: Remote Sensing, Geography, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Space Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Planetary Science, or similar. Bachelor GPA 2.50, Master GPA 3.00 (or equivalent) or higher. IELTS Academic 6.5, assessed in the last two years (unless some exception applies). Full PhD admission requirements can be found at https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/admission.shtml.


Preferred Qualification -


Expected Skills/Rank/Experience


A keen interest in space exploration and planetary science. A strong aptitude for computing work and programming. Strong mathematical ability. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. An ideal candidate will have taken courses both in Remote Sensing, Mathematical Data Analysis, and Atmospheric/Planetary Science.


Special Instructions to Applicant


See "Job Description" above for the list of required application materials.


Division National Space Science&Tech. Center

Department National Space Science&Tech. Center

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

Salary 11000


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PhD in Physics Scholarship at NSSTC

Job Description


The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) invites applications from enthusiastic, ambitious, and hard-working Emirati nationals for a graduate scholarship leading to a PhD in Physics, to start in Spring or Fall 2021. Supervision of the PhD thesis will be done jointly between NSSTC and the Department of Physics. Applications for entry in Spring 2021 must be submitted by 15 November 2020. For entry in Fall 2021, applications must be submitted by 30 November 2020, and we will look favourably on applicants willing to join NSSTC as a Research Assistant from January 2021, to bridge the gap until the start of the PhD program. The PhD project is linked to the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), due to arrive at Mars in early 2021. The area of study will be "Assimilation of EMM-Hope and Mars lander observations into high-resolution mesoscale and local models". This project would suit a theoretical/computational person with an interest in exploring Mars' atmosphere using state-of-the-art numerical methods and the most recent observations. There are very few UAE nationals qualified to PhD level in planetary science, and with the imminent arrival of EMM at Mars, NSSTC is very keen to recruit Emirati nationals as PhD students in this area. In this project, we will investigate Mars' lower atmosphere and boundary layer by assimilating data from EMM's thermal infrared instrument EMIRS and from other landers and rovers into high-resolution local simulations created using the LMD Mars Mesoscale/Microscale Model. Assimilating data into such models will allow us to investigate many poorly-understood atmospheric phenomena. Of particular interest is the region to the south and west of Elysium Mons, where the landing sites for Curiosity, Insight, and Perseverance are located. The student will join the EMM science team and work alongside Emirati and international scientists to achieve the project goals. Please visit https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/phd-projact-1.pdf to find a full description of the scientific aspects of this project. This job advertisement is to select a student for the NSSTC scholarship. The accepted candidate will be supported by NSSTC for four years with a stipend of about 11,000 AED/month. For formal admission to the PhD program, the selected applicant will then need to apply for the PhD program through UAEU's College of Graduate Studies. Separate scholarships are also available to cover tuition fees - please see https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/scholarship.shtml for details. Information about the PhD in Physics can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yxb3keuq. There is a significant coursework component to this program. Excellent applicants who do not have the background in physics to take these core courses are still welcome to apply, and we can discuss alternative PhD programs with you. For further information, please contact Dr Roland Young at roland.young@uaeu.ac.ae or +971 3 713 6143. Instructions to Applicant: Please submit the following via Jobs@UAEU (please don't email): Motivation letter (max 2 pages). CV (max 2 pages). Certified University diplomas and transcripts. IELTS exam certificate. Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your academic work. Copy of Passport and Khulasat Al-Qaid.


Minimum Qualification


Emirati nationality. Bachelor's and Master's degree in a relevant subject: Physics, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Space Science, Atmospheric Science, Planetary Science, Meteorology, Computer Science, or similar. Bachelor GPA 2.50, Master GPA 3.00 (or equivalent). IELTS Academic 6.5, assessed in the last two years (see link for exceptions). Full PhD admission requirements can be found at https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/admission.shtml.


Preferred Qualification


Master's degree in Physics. Bachelor GPA 3.50+, Master GPA 3.75+, IELTS Academic 7.5+.


Expected Skills/Rank/Experience


A keen interest in space exploration and planetary science. A strong aptitude for computing work and programming. Strong mathematical ability. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. An ideal candidate will have taken courses in atmospheric physics and fluid dynamics.


Special Instructions to Applicant


See "Job Description" above for the list of required application materials.


Division National Space Science&Tech. Center

Department National Space Science&Tech. Center

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

Salary 11000




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