[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position - Linking neural and clinical measures of perceptual performance

Bas Rokers rokers at nyu.edu
Sun May 15 11:58:40 -04 2022

A 2- to 3-year postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Bas Rokers (New York University - Abu Dhabi). The overall goal of the lab is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception in humans using behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational methods.

The goal of the postdoctoral project is to characterize the link between neural and clinical measures of perceptual performance, with an emphasis on disorders that are especially prevalent in the region, such as diabetic retinopathy. The PI has previously worked on linking such measures in glaucoma (Miller et al., 2019) and amblyopia (Allen et al., 2015; 2018). A major challenge of such efforts has been to acquire clinical datasets at scale. The project will take advantage of NYUAD’s High Performance Computing Infrastructure, the highly diverse population in the UAE, and collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Tawam Hospital in Al Ain to address this challenge.

Your appointment is based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, but we anticipate you will spend time in New York as well. New York University in Abu Dhabi is rapidly expanding, and together with NYU New York and NYU Shanghai forms the backbone of NYU’s Global University Initiative. It provides state of the art neuro-imaging facilities, a generous compensation package, and an incredibly diverse student population.

More information about work in the lab can be found at https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-labs-and-projects/rokers-vision-laboratory.html

The ideal candidate will have strong skills in neuroimaging (fMRI) as well as computational modeling. Programming experience in Matlab (Psychtoolbox) and/or Python and OpenGL is preferred.

The PI will be available to meet at the upcoming Vision Science Society Conference in Saint Petersburg, FL.

Application Instructions:

Please send the following items to prof. Rokers at rokers at nyu.edu:

	• A cover letter
	• Your curriculum vitae
	• A research statement
	• Electronic copies of 2-3 papers
	• Names and contact information for three letter writers

Materials must be received by June 15, 2022 for your application to be considered.



Associate Professor and Director Imaging Facility - New York University Abu Dhabi
Global Network Associate Professor - New York University

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