Research Assistant in the Division of Science (Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience), Dr. Olivia Cheung
- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 28 Feb 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 30 Mar 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Social Sciences, Psychology
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
A Research Assistant position is available at the Objects and Knowledge Laboratory, headed by Dr. Olivia Cheung, at NYU Abu Dhabi (https://www.oliviacheunglab.org). 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). The Research Assistant 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 hold a bachelor's or master's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field, as well as strong programming skills (e.g, Matlab, Python, R). Prior experience with fMRI, computational, or psychophysical techniques is highly preferred. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The start date is flexible and preferably in Fall 2023 (September 1, 2023).
Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, academic transcripts and 2 letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are encouraged. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Olivia Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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
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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