[CogSci] Postdoctoral position at New York University Abu Dhabi (Multisensory perception and sensorimotor integration)

Robert Volcic r.volcic at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 23:43:57 PDT 2021

The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applications for a fully funded postdoctoral associate position investigating Multisensory perception and sensorimotor integration. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The position is available immediately.

The postdoctoral associate will be part of the research group headed by Dr. Robert Volcic, at NYU Abu Dhabi. The focus of the group is on multisensory perception and action (reaching, grasping) to study how do vision, touch and other senses shape perception and behavior. The methods used include behavioral measures (psychophysics) and movement tracking. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art systems for motion capture, eye tracking, 3D vision, and virtual reality. A list of representative publications can be found at: http://volcic.github.io/publications/

Applicants must have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field, and should possess strong programming skills (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB). Prior experience with psychophysical techniques, vision/haptics/motor research and/or VR is highly preferred.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. The anticipated appointment starting date is September 1, 2021.

The terms of employment are very competitive, including relocation and housing costs, and other benefits among which educational subsidies for children. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, one/two representative publications, expected date of availability, and contact information of two referees, all in PDF format. To apply visit our website at https://apply.interfolio.com/86293. Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are encouraged. If you have any questions, please email: robert.volcic at nyu.edu.

The NYUAD 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: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/campus-life/living-in-abu-dhabi.html

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.

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