[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in object and face recognition at NYU Abu Dhabi

Olivia Cheung olivia.cheung at nyu.edu
Fri May 17 13:52:29 -04 2019

*Postdoctoral position in object and face recognition at NYU Abu Dhabi*

A postdoctoral research position is open at the Objects and Knowledge
Laboratory, headed by Dr. Olivia Cheung, at New York University Abu Dhabi (
http://www.oliviacheunglab.org/). The postdoctoral researcher will carry
out behavioral and fMRI experiments on human object, face, letter, and/or
scene recognition. Potential research projects include, but are not limited
to, investigations of the influences of experience and conceptual knowledge
on recognition processes.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a
related field, and should possess strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab).
Prior experience with neuroimaging and psychophysical techniques is highly
preferred. Initial appointment is for up to two years. Starting date is
flexible, preferably between August/September 2019.

The Objects and Knowledge Laboratory is part of the rapidly growing
Psychology division at New York University Abu Dhabi. The lab is located in
the campus on Saadiyat Island (Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub), and has access to
the state-of-the-art neuroimaging and behavioral facilities (including MRI,
MEG, eyetracking).

Apart from a generous salary, the postdoctoral researcher will receive
housing and other benefits. More information about living in Abu Dhabi can
be found here:

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University,
a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities
and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting
campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complimented by a network of
eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and
students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research
interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary
solutions for problems both local and global.

Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are
encouraged. To apply, individuals should email a curriculum vita, a brief
statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and
contact information of two referees. All correspondence should be sent to
Olivia Cheung (olivia.cheung at nyu.edu).

**Olivia Cheung is at the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) conference this
week and will be happy to meet with any individuals who are interested in
learning more about the position.**
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