Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Associate under Division of Science Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at NYU Abu Dhabi

Title: Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Associate under Division of Science

Company: NYU Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Research/Development, IT/Tech

Position:  Research Assistant or Post-Doctoral Associate under Division of Science


For a joint research project, the Cyber Security and Privacy lab (CSP-lab, ) and the Human-Data (HuDA) Interaction lab () in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seek to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an innovative research project at the intersection of cyber security, data science and information spreading, and decision making. This position may temporarily be filled by a Research Assistant.

The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project that studies misinformation and fake news campaigns as a threat at the forefront of society’s security concerns. We aim to build the techniques and a framework to assesses the threat level of misinformation campaigns for societies. The developed techniques will be applicable to a wide range of misinformation campaigns in the sense of information warfare where information is weaponized to mislead individual and public opinions using fake news. The applicant has to have strong programming skills, experience with data analysis and processing, a solid understanding of cyber security and cyber attacks, and demonstrated strengths in systems-engineering, modeling, or theory. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of postdoctoral researchers, PhD-level scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The candidate will be expected to maintain weekly progress, clearly communicate research ideas and methods, distill existing literature and evaluate research works. The candidate will also be expected to publish their research work.

Postdoctoral Researchers must have a PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related field (such as Data Science or Cyber Security). Research Assistants must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science. Prior work/research experience is preferred.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and at least one letter of reference, all in PDF format. A second reference letter may be requested. All applicants are advised to explore past projects and publications by the CSP-lab and the HuDa lab to determine their fit for the position. Research statements need to demonstrate why the candidate believes they can contribute to the vision and research agenda of one or both of the labs that are affiliated with the Center for Cyber Security (CCSAD) and the Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES) at NYUAD, respectively.

If you have any questions, please email Prof. Azza Abouzied at (Please contact us using the “Apply for this Job Posting” box below) or Prof. Christina Poepper at

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

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 …


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