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Research Assistant/Associate in the Division of Science Psychology

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
10 Jul 2024


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate position in the developmental psychology lab of Dr. Theodore Waters at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The appointment will be for 1 year starting in Fall 2024 with funding available for additional years pending performance review. Competitive salary and benefits packages are available.

Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. Preference will be given to those with post graduate degrees (e.g. MA in psychology).  Current laboratory research focuses primarily on the role of representations of early experience (e.g. attachment) in behavior and psychological adjustment in both western and non-western samples ranging in age from middle childhood to middle age.

Successful candidates will be charged with organization, oversight, and logistics associated with the collection of data, analyses of existing data, design and implementation of new projects, and coordinating activities between Dr. Waters’ lab and collaborators at outside institutions. Primary tasks will include organizing and managing research projects, training in data coding, coding of data, transcription, data entry, and organizing submissions of conference presentations and research reports.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to contribute to, and be represented on, academic publications. Funds are also available for travel to conferences should the need arise.

Review of applications will begin April 1st, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to 3 pages), and letters from three referees. If you have any questions, please email

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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