Research Technician in the Division of Science (Psychology), Dr. Theodore Waters

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 May 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time


The Waters Laboratory in the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Research Technician to work on the research related to impact of early caregiving experiences on later psychological adjustment and relationship functioning across cultures.

The successful applicant will be well prepared to take a leadership role in the collection and assessment of parenting data, attachment representations, and psycho-social functioning. The ability to speak and read Mandarin fluently is considered a strength, as much of the research associated with the position will be in collaboration with NYU Shanghai scholars. Familiarity with longitudinal data analysis is also considered a significant strength. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, a graduate student, and upper level undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and experience working in the area of developmental psychology and attachment. Cross cultural research experience is required and the ability to code secure base-script knowledge from narrative data is highly desirable.

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, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and one letters of reference, all in PDF format, via Interfolio.

Questions about specifics of the position can be directed to Professor Theodore Waters at


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.

Application Process

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