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Research Assistant/Associate in the Division of Science Psychology, Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
22 Mar 2024


The Teaching, Learning and Development Lab (TLD) in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a research and lab manager to work on research related to early childhood development (ECD) and the role of caregivers during the early years. The research assistant or research associate will work with the principal investigator, Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz, on a variety of projects (

The successful applicant will be well prepared to take a leadership role in overseeing a variety of projects and manage day-to-day lab procedures to produce a smooth workflow in the TLD lab. Experience in ECD research and participant recruitment in the UAE and the ability to speak and read Arabic fluently are considered significant strengths, as much of the research associated with the position will be conducted in the UAE and the greater Middle East region. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education or Human Development. Knowledge of the local ECD landscape and training in research software/tools (such as LENA, MangoldINTERACT, or MindWare) are highly desired. Prior experience managing research budgets is also desired.

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 cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, research statement, and a list of phone numbers and email addresses of two references, all in PDF format, via Interfolio.

Questions about specifics of the position can be directed to Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz:

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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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