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Research Assistant in the Division of Science, Psychology, Dr. Bas Rokers

Employer
New York University Abu Dhabi
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description


The newly established Abu Dhabi Precision Medicine Virtual Research Institute (ADPMVRI) at New York University Abu Dhabi invites applicants for a research assistant position. The Institute aims to develop a comprehensive research infrastructure - whereby diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of health disorders are tailored to each patient. In the context of brain health, the Institute supports several projects aiming to 1) understand the basis of brain disorders and health outcomes of the most common non-communicable diseases in the UAE and 2) integrate large multi-omics and neuroimaging datasets.


Applicants with a strong interest in genomics and brain health research, as well as good analytical skills are encouraged to apply. Key responsibilities of the research assistant will include:



  • Conducting literature reviews

  • Planning data collection and participant recruitment

  • Performing analysis of genomic and/or neuroimaging data


The research assistant will also assist in training new lab members and disseminating research findings through peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.


The ideal candidate must have a background in neuroimaging and/or genomics data analytics. The candidate is expected to have programming experience with MATLAB, python, and/or R.  Familiarity working within a high-performance computing environment or machine learning and artificial intelligence applications is a plus. Attention to detail, strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, and articulated oral and written communication skills are essential


To be considered, applicants must have received a bachelor's or a master's degree in neuroscience, biology, or a relevant STEM field. All applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement of interest in the position (maximum one page), a transcript of degree(s), and two letters of recommendation from faculty or research supervisors. If you have any questions, please contact Bas Rokers at br87@nyu.edu 


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.


EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer


UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.


Company

NYU's agreement with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create NYU Abu Dhabi is the outcome of a shared understanding of the essential roles and challenges of higher education in the 21st century: a common belief in the value of a liberal arts education, concurrence on the benefits a research university brings to the society that sustains it, a conviction that interaction with new ideas and people who are different is valuable and necessary, and a commitment to educating students who are true citizens of the world. As the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university, NYU Abu Dhabi has been built on the following principles:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college. It draws students from around the world, and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor. It fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection. At NYUAD, students extend themselves and the frontiers of knowledge.
  • The residential life of students is central to the University's academic mission. Learning takes place across the campus, not only in classrooms, but also in residential houses, through participation in clubs and sports, during informal campus gatherings, and being engaged with the wider community.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi stimulates advanced research. The NYUAD Institute is a major research center. Research is integral to the undergraduate experience at NYU Abu Dhabi, and it will also drive the University's graduate programs.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a fully connected global network university. As one of the two major hubs in the global network, NYUAD creates a unique capacity for faculty and students to access the assets of the entire university system.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi advances the city of Abu Dhabi as a magnetic center of ideas and human talent.

Careers

NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college and a world center for advanced research and scholarship — integrated with each other and connected through technology to NYU New York.

Together, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York form the backbone of a unique global network university that equips students for leadership in all arenas of human endeavor by fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical reflection.

NYU Abu Dhabi is a central component of Abu Dhabi's vision of becoming a leading world idea capital. For its first four years, the University is located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi. In 2014, it will move to its permanent home on Saadiyat Island, where it will be joined by neighbors including the Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Zayed National Museum, and a world-class performing arts center.

In working for NYU Abu Dhabi, you will help to build the world's first truly global university and research institute. The University's faculty and staff come from around the world, and the first class of students, who arrived in the fall of 2010, is one of the most geographically diverse student bodies on the planet. To date, NYU Abu Dhabi's staff alone is comprised of individuals from more than 30 different countries. For NYU Abu Dhabi, creating a culture of inclusion contributes not only to our success, but also to the richness of the talented staff that we can attract. When you join us as an employee, we look forward to learning more about your culture and seeing things from your unique viewpoint.

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