Monday, January 12, 2015

RA and Post-doctoral positions in the NYU/NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Lab

1) Four lab manager/RA positions in the Neuroscience of Language Laboratory ( at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi (PIs: Alec Marantz & Liina Pylkkänen). Two of these positions will be based in New York and two in Abu Dhabi. The New York positions will be regular lab manager positions for the Pylkkänen and Marantz groups; the Abu Dhabi positions will be more flexible RA-positions most likely involving working with both PIs. All RAs should expect their responsibilities to span the two sites of the laboratory. Initial appointments are for one year, with possibility of renewal.  BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required. The lab managers/RAs will be involved in all stages of execution and analysis of MEG experiments on language processing. Previous experience with psycho- or neurolinguistic experiments is highly preferred. A background in statistics and some programming ability (especially Matlab) would give an applicant a strong edge. In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start these positions as soon as possible; most likely start dates are in mid-spring/early summer, although a late summer start might be possible. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately, and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

To apply, please email CV and names of references to Phoebe Gaston at In your email, please indicate whether you are applying for a position in New York or Abu Dhabi and whether your research interests align better with the Pylkkänen or Marantz group. 

2) Postdoctoral position: Cognitive Neuroscientist.  2-year, potentially renewable post-doctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of language for the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Laboratory ( The researcher will have had experience with evoked response experiments using either MEG or EEG. The main responsibility of the researcher will be to cooperate with the PIs on the design and completion of MEG experiments with participant populations of varied linguistic and educational backgrounds to address questions related to the research projects of the NeLLab PIs, Alec Marantz and Liina Pylkkänen. A researcher with cross-linguistic experimental experience would be ideal for the job. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience; benefits, including travel and lodging in Abu Dhabi, are quite generous. Applications will be accepted through February for a start date in early to late summer. Review of applicants will begin immediately. To apply, please email CV and names of references to Phoebe Gaston at

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