NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

Research Assistant in the Division of Science, Cognitive Neuroscience

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
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88895
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description

A researcher position is available at the Objects and Knowledge Laboratory, headed by Dr. Olivia Cheung, at NYU Abu Dhabi https://www.oliviacheunglab.org/. The researcher will carry out experiments on high-level vision (e.g., object, face, letter, scene recognition) in humans using behavioral, fMRI, and computational methods. Potential research projects include, but are not limited to, investigations of the influences of experience and conceptual knowledge on visual recognition.

Applicants must have a bachelors/ masters in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field, and should possess strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab or Python) and a strong publication record in topics of high-level vision. Prior experience with fMRI, computational, or psychophysical techniques is highly preferred. Initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal. Starting date is flexible, preferably in spring/ summer 2022.

The Objects and Knowledge Laboratory is part of the rapidly growing expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience at NYU Abu Dhabi. The lab has access to the state-of-the-art neuroimaging and behavioral facilities (including MRI, MEG, EEG, eyetracking).

For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and at least 2 letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are encouraged. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Olivia Cheung (olivia.cheung@nyu.edu). Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

The terms of employment are very competitive, including relocation and housing costs, and other benefits among which educational subsidies for children. The NYU Abu Dhabi campus is located on Saadiyat Island (Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub), minutes away from the white sand beaches as well as the world class entertainment, big city and nature activities that have made the area one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. More information about living in Abu Dhabi can be found here: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/campus-life/living-in-abu-dhabi.html

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, NYU Abu Dhabi serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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