Research Assistant in the Division of Science (Psychology) - Dr. Bas Rokers

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.


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


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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