Research Associate in the Division of Science Psychology, Dr. Robert Volcic

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

23 Mar 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline

21 Apr 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

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Offer Description


The Volcic laboratory in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, is inviting applications for a fully funded post-doctoral associate position to work on vision, haptics, multisensory perception and/or sensorimotor integration. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The position is available immediately.

The post-doctoral associate will be part of the research group headed by Dr. Robert Volcic, at NYU Abu Dhabi. The focus of the group is on visual, haptic and multisensory perception to understand the role our senses play in perceiving spatial properties of objects and their arrangement in the world, how these senses are used to guide our movements, and, how active motor behavior, in turn, affects sensory processing. The methods used include behavioral measures, psychophysics and movement tracking. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art systems for motion capture, eye tracking and 3D vision. A list of representative publications can be found at:

Applicants must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field. Excellent experimental skills relevant to the project are required, as demonstrated by previous research positions and publications in international scientific journals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, the relevant degree, a statement of research interests, and contact information of two referees, all in PDF format. Interested applicants are encouraged to informally contact Robert Volcic ([email protected] ) with any questions about the position, university, or area.

The NYUAD campus is located on Saadiyat Island (Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub), minutes away from the white sand beaches as well as the world class entertainment, big city and nature activities that have made the area one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. More information about living in Abu Dhabi can be found here:

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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United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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