Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Psychology Center of Brain and Health)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Perception and Active Cognition laboratory in the Division of Science/ Center of Brain and Health. New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate to work on the mechanisms underlying rapid perception and cognition

Attention, perception, working memory and other aspects of cognition are limited by time constraints that are linked to the temporal scales of neural activity. On the one hand, we can find general principles linking ongoing brain rhythms to the temporal unfolding of thought, from the sampling rate of sensory perception to the maintenance of active representations in memory. However, there are also large individual differences in processing speed within the healthy adult population, across the developmental lifespan, and when considering clinical and neurological patient groups.  

The successful applicant will drive a fascinating project on the neural correlates of these individual and clinical differences in speed of information processing. Required expertise includes strong knowledge of cognitive neuroscience and expertise in at least one neuroimaging methodology (MRI, EEG or MEG). For a competitive application at the postdoctoral level, candidates should demonstrate experience in leading neuroimaging studies, as shown by publications in international scientific journals. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary Center environment with world-class research infrastructure, consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students. Positions are funded for two years with the possibility of renewal.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference (or the contact information for three references), all in PDF format, through Interfolio. Please include information about how your previous work would relate to this Center for Brain and Health project specifically and the research of the Perception and Active Cognition laboratory more generally. If you have any questions, please email Prof. David Melcher at  

The terms of employment are extremely competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

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, 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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