[visionlist] Multiple positions (Post-Doctoral Associates and pre-doctoral Research Assistant) in the Perception and Active Cognition Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi

David Melcher david.melcher at unitn.it
Thu Apr 9 10:48:47 -04 2020

Multiple positions are available for fall 2020 in the Perception and Active Cognition lab, headed by David Melcher, at NYU Abu Dhabi. Starting date is flexible, but we are aiming to bring in new researchers in fall 2020 and spring 2021. The appointment will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, but we anticipate you may also spend time in New York because of the collaborative nature of the project. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal up to four years total.
Research in the Perception and Active Cognition (PAC) laboratory investigates how the brain constructs our subjective experience of the world as we actively engage with our surroundings. We study the interaction of perception, attention, memory and action within a cognitive neuroscience framework. Research in the lab currently focuses on the role of brain rhythms in temporal aspects of the active perception of objects, scenes and events, the perception of a stable world despite eye movements and the role of attention and awareness in cognition.

Researchers receive a generous and highly competitive salary, plus relocation and housing costs, and will have access to cutting edge research facilities, including MRI, MEG, EEG, eyetracking and psychophysics laboratories.

The PAC lab is located on the NYUAD campus 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: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/campus-life/residential-education-and-housing/living-in-abu-dhabi.html

For the Postdoctoral Associate positions, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a related field, and should possess strong programming skills (e.g., Python or Matlab). Prior experience with neuroimaging (MEG, EEG or fMRI) and psychophysical techniques is highly preferred.

The predoctoral Research Assistant position is ideal for a graduating or recently graduated student (Bachelor’s or Research Master’s degree) to gain valuable, hands-on experience in cognitive neuroscience prior to applying for graduate school or industry positions.

Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are encouraged. To apply online through interfolio, individuals should upload a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and contact information of two referees.

Predoctoral Research assistant: http://apply.interfolio.com/75579

Postdoctoral Researcher positions:   http://apply.interfolio.com/75539 and http://apply.interfolio.com/75540

See also: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/postdoctoral-and-research.html

For opportunities for graduate studies (application deadline in December 2020), see further information about the NYU Cognition & Perception Ph.D. program below:


All questions and correspondence should be sent to David Melcher (dm93 at nyu.edu)

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.

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