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Research Assistant in the Division of Science, Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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The Sreenivasan Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is seeking a Research Assistant to conduct studies examining working memory in human subjects. Applicants with a background in programming and interest in working memory are encouraged to apply. Terms of employment include competitive salary and benefits.

Research in the Sreenivasan Lab ( ) focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms that constrain working memory ability. Our projects involve collaborations with Psychology and Biology faculty at NYUAD as well as Psychology faculty at NYU New York. The neuroimaging facilities at NYUAD include a 3T Prisma MRI, MEG, EEG, and eye tracking.

Responsibilities of the position include collecting behavioral and neurophysiological data, programming experiments and analysis routines, as well as managing the day-to-day functioning of the lab. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, though a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with MATLAB or an equivalent programming language, strong computational skills, and a background in experimental psychology or neuroscience. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and interest in addressing questions about working memory using artificial neural networks. Organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

Applications will be accepted immediately. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter/statement of research interests, a resume, and contact information for at least two references.

The anticipated appointment is from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025, with opportunity for renewal of the position for additional years following performance evaluation. The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance, and other benefits. If you have any questions, please send an email to Dr. Sreenivasan at  

 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.

 EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

 UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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