Research Assistant in the Center for Quantum and Topological Systems (CQTS) - Dr. Hisham Sati | New York University Job at New York University, United Arab Emirates

  • New York University
  • United Arab Emirates

Job Description

The  Center for Quantum and Topological Systems (CQTS)at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, UAE invites applications for a Research Assistant position, in the area of Quantum Computing. The candidate is expected to do cutting-edge research at the intersection of the following areas, therefore prior expertise in these topics is highly encouraged: Quantum Machine Learning, Machine Learning on Quantum Computers, Topological Data Analysis.

The selected candidate will work on cutting edge technologies in an excellent research environment, with a potential to work with a Quantum Computer through our collaboration partners. The Center possesses the unique possibility to investigate cutting-edge interdisciplinary questions within the theoretical and fundamental aspects of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science and Engineering, from various points of view and different abstraction levels. The selected candidate will also have great opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research problems with other researchers of the center.

We also expect successful applicants to do cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and work in synergy towards improving the collaborations and connections among the different areas. Ability to work and connect to more than one topic and having interdisciplinary perspective is an advantage, but disciplinary applications will be considered as well having a focus and in-depth expertise in a particular topic mentioned above.

Applicants should have the following background and experiences:

· MS, or BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Expertise in Quantum Physics is a plus.

· Proficiency in software programming, including Python, machine learning libraries (Pytorch/Tensorflow), code version control (git), databases (MySQL), high-performance computing (SLURM), quantum machine learning (Cirq / Tensorflow Quantum).

· Familiarity with feature engineering, representation learning, and topological data analysis.

The appointment will be for a period of two years, and extensions to longer terms are possible upon review.

The terms of employment for these positions include a very competitive salary with additional attractive benefits, including generous housing allowance, medical insurance with access to world class facilities, annual home leave allowance, and (if applicable) dependent private school fees. Salaries are tax-free in the UAE (for US tax, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be used). The researchers will have dedicated funds for traveling, computing, publications, etc. and will have access to excellent world-class research facilities. 

The preferred starting date is Fall 2024, but earlier dates are also possible based on the excellence of the candidate and the processing steps. Review of applications will start on July 10th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief statement of research interests, copies of transcripts (for Engineering only), and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to outline (in the cover letter and/or research statement) how they plan to contribute to create interdisciplinary connections within the research areas of the center.

Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed and CQTS team .


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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