New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Postdoctoral Fellow: Enzymology and Protein Biochemistry

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Postdoctoral Fellow: Enzymology and Protein Biochemistry

Prof. Wael Rabeh Research Group

NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE is inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate position in the areas of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Wael Rabeh ( on the study of enzymes structures and functions in the area of cancer metabolism and bioluminescence. Applicants must have a strong background in protein biochemistry including experience in protein expression and purification. The lab is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for spectroscopy, thermodynamic and kinetic characterization of proteins thermal and chemical unfolding, and mass-spectroscopy for the study of protein dynamics.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Biochemistry with priority given to candidates with a background in the following areas of expertise:

Protein expression and purification (essential): the candidate must have prior hands on experience in protein expression in E.coli or other cell lines and purification using affinity and size exclusion chromatography. Experience using FPLC in protein purification is a plus.

Experience in any of the following areas is a plus:

(1) Enzymology: mechanistic characterization of enzymes using initial velocity and enzyme inhibition kinetics.

(2) Hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) mass spectrometry (MS) application in the study of enzyme dynamics and protein structural characterization.

(3) Spectroscopy including UV-Vis, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy.

(4) Calorimetry including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC).

The appointment is for a one-year, renewable term. The employment terms are competitive and include tax free salary plus housing and educational subsidies and health and dental insurance for the Post-Doctoral Associate and their dependents. In addition, the candidate will receive travel and transportation allowances and retirement benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a full publication list, and a one-page statement of research interests all in PDF format. Please submit your documents directly to


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 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D in biochemistry or related program. Experience in mass spectroscopy or enzymology is desirable. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

This position is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is not located in New York, USA.


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Postdoctoral Fellow: Enzymology and Protein Biochemistry