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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Engineering Computer Engineering, Modern Microprocessors

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Computer Science, Engineering & Technology
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


Modern Microprocessors Architecture Lab, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on state-of-art research on security and privacy. There is a position available for 3 topics (applicants need to select one): 1) Private machine learning inference, 2) Industrial control systems security, 3) Machine learning security. The researcher will be mainly based in New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE, and can closely collaborate with researchers from New York University, USA. The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of cyber security and must hold a PhD degree or have submitted a PhD thesis. 

Responsibilities of the Position: 

  • Research
    • Conduct world class research in systems security and privacy.
    • Analyse a research problem, design, implement, and test the solution. 
    • Write a research article. Present the result in a conference, workshop etc.
    • Publish work in top-tier conferences and journals.
    • Work closely with collaborators (such as government entities and companies) to deliver ground breaking results.
  •  Supervision
    • Mentor PhD, master, and/or bachelor students.
    • Work with them to improve their research capability.
  • Service
    • Help the lab in conducting workshop, conference, competition etc. by contributing technically and/or administratively.

 Essential Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science/engineering with expertise in a security or privacy research topic
  • Excellent analytic, design, and coding skills.
  • Excellent communication (both writing and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Can work independently or in a team.
  • Willingness to take initiative.

Applicants to provide:

  1. Cover letter and Research statement. Cover letter must include which research topic (out of the three discussed earlier) is of interest.
  2. CV
  3. List of publications
  4.  Three names of referees to contact

 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. If you have any queries, please direct them to

 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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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