The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applicants for a postdoctoral position investigating Temporal rhythms of perception, attention and cognition. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal up to four years total.
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. Your appointment will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, but we anticipate you will also spend time in New York because of the collaborative nature of the project.
This project builds on recent work demonstrating temporal windows and temporal rhythms in visual processing and selective attention. We will further investigate the time scales of visual processing in the brain as well as expanding these methods to other areas of cognition including working and long-term memory. The methods used include behavioral and neuroimaging measures (EEG, MEG or fMRI). A list of representative publications can be found at the end of this message.
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.
Researchers will receive a 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 Perception and Active Cognition (PAC) Laboratory, coordinated by David Melcher, is part of the rapidly growing expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience at New York University Abu Dhabi, with strong links to the NYU Global Network, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities. 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.
Informal inquiries regarding the position, university, or area, are encouraged. To apply, individuals should submit a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and contact information of two referees. Please see the application website http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and information on how to apply.
All questions and correspondence should be sent to David Melcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
-Balestrieri E, Ronconi L, Melcher D (2019) Shared resources between visual attention and visual working memory are allocated through rhythmic sampling. bioRxiv, 567602; https://doi.org/10.1101/567602 -Ronconi L, Busch N, Melcher D (2018) Alpha-band sensory entrainment alters the duration of temporal windows in visual perception. Scientific Reports, 8, 11810. -Wutz A, Melcher D, Samaha J (2018) Frequency modulation of neural oscillations according to visual task demands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (6) 1346-1351. -Ronconi L, Oosterhof N, Bonmassar C & Melcher D (2017) Multiple oscillatory rhythms determine the temporal organization of perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(51):13435-13440. -Ronconi L & Melcher D (2017) The role of oscillatory phase in determining the temporal organization of perception: evidence from sensory entrainment. Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (44) 10636-10644. -Wutz A, Muschter E, van Koningsbruggen MG, Weisz N & Melcher D (2016) Temporal integration windows in neural processing and perception aligned to saccadic eye movements. Current Biology, 26, 1-10. -Wutz A, Weisz N, Braun C & Melcher D (2014). Temporal windows in visual processing: 'Pre-stimulus brain state' and 'post-stimulus phase reset' segregate visual transients on different temporal scales. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(4), 1554-65.
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.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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