Research Associate in Computational Social Science Lab Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at NYU Abu Dhabi

Title: Research Associate in Computational Social Science Lab

Company: NYU Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Research/Development, Science

Position:  Research Associate in Computational Social Science Lab


We are seeking researchers who are passionate about Data Science, with an emphasis in Computational Social Science, to join our Computational Social Science Lab at NYUAD. Some of the research questions that excite us as a lab include topics in: (i) network science, (ii) social media analysis, (iii) collaboration and teamwork, (iv) online controlled experiments.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD or MS degree in Data Science, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, or Information Science. The position requires experience with at least one of the following: Data Science, Machine Learning, Computational Social Science. Relevant skills could include statistical analysis, data management and collection, big data, causal inference, network analysis, graph theory, visualizations, and online tool development. Experience in conducting online controlled experiments is also desired, but not required. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

Selected candidates will be working closely with Bedoor AlShebli, an Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science in the Social Science Division at NYUAD. The position provides salary higher than internationally competitive rates for Post-Doctoral / Research Engineering / Research Assistant 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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, and at least two reference letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email: Bedoor AlShebli and Etienne Wasmer (Please contact us using the “Apply for this Job Posting” box below) (committee chair).


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.

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