[visionlist] Postdoctoral position at NYU Abu Dhabi (High-level vision)

Olivia Cheung olivia.cheung at nyu.edu
Fri May 28 12:46:27 -04 2021

A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately at the Objects
and Knowledge Laboratory, headed by Dr. Olivia Cheung, at NYU Abu Dhabi (
http://www.oliviacheunglab.org/). The postdoctoral researcher will carry
out experiments on high-level vision (object/face/letter/scene recognition)
in humans using behavioral, fMRI, and computational methods. Potential
research projects include, but are not limited to, investigations of the
influences of experience and conceptual knowledge on visual recognition.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience,
Cognitive Science, or a related field, and should possess strong
programming skills (e.g., R, Matlab, Python). Prior experience with
neuroimaging, computational, or psychophysical techniques is highly
preferred. Initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of
renewal. Starting date is flexible, preferably by summer/early fall 2021.

The Objects and Knowledge Laboratory is part of the rapidly growing
Psychology department at NYU Abu Dhabi. The lab has access to the
state-of-the-art neuroimaging and behavioral facilities (including MRI,
MEG, eyetracking).

The terms of employment are very competitive, including relocation and
housing costs, and other benefits among which educational subsidies for
children. Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area,
are encouraged. To apply, individuals should email a curriculum vita, cover
letter, 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).

The NYU Abu Dhabi 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, NYU Abu Dhabi serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced
research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research,
and creative activities.
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