Research Associate

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-645

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Physics Department at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a Research Associate position in Astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Rim Fares on a project aiming at characterizing interactions in both a close-in exoplanet (star-planet interactions) and a binary system.

Candidates should have completed a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related fields. A background in observational astronomy with an experience in spectroscopy is desired. An experience in analyzing spectroplarimetric data is a plus. Candidates with experience in theoretical modelling of interactions in exoplanets and binary systems will also be considered.

The contract is for one year and a half. The application should include a CV, a research statement and three letters of reference. The position will remain available until filled. Applications submitted before July 1st will receive best consideration. The nominal starting date is August 1, 2020, but negotiable.

UAEU is the largest public sector University of United Arab Emirates. The position offers a competitive monthly tax-free salary and a free medical insurance package for the applicant.


Minimum Qualification
PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related fields

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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