Research Assistant in the Division of Science Psychology, Dr. Bas Rokers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
22 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time


The Rokers Vision Laboratory in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to work on projects focused on the assessment of the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception.

Research in the Rokers Vision Laboratory focuses on the study of the neural mechanisms of visual perception using behavioral, neuroimaging and computational methods. Central goals of the laboratory are the study of the neural mechanisms underlying motion and depth perception and spatial heterogeneities across the visual field. To achieve these objectives, research projects rely on behavioral studies, eye-tracking, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as virtual and augmented reality. Responsibilities of the research assistant include conducting literature reviews, recruiting participants, collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data, programming experiments and data analysis routines, and training new lab members. The research assistant will also assist in drafting research reports for dissemination of research findings.

Applicants with a strong interest in the visual system, good organization skills and prior programming experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s/ Master's degree in Science or equivalent and prior experience in a lab setting. The ideal candidate will have extensive programming experience with MATLAB, experience with collecting and analyzing neuroimaging (dMRI and fMRI) and eye tracking data, and a background in psychophysical techniques and experimental psychology or neuroscience. Organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

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.  To be considered, all applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, statement of past research activities, transcript and contact information for at least two references, all in pdf format. If you have any questions, please email (Bas Rokers, laboratory PI).


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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