Research Assistant in the Division of Science (Psychology), Dr. Kartik Sreenivasan

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 5 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)

6 Sep 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline

5 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

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Offer Description


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. 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. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Kartik Sreenivasan

The anticipated appointment is from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024, 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.

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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United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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