Predoctoral RAship, NYU Abu Dhabi

Posted: December 13, 2019

The Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi, directed by Liina Pylkkänen & Alec Marantz (, has openings for pre-doctoral research assistantships. All positions are based in Abu Dhabi but involve regular travel to New York.

A BA/BS, MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science is required. The hired individuals would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments, a background in statistics and programming (especially Python and R). A strong computational background and knowledge of Arabic are both big plusses.

The pre-doc’s role will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural and/or semantic aspects of language. In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start these positions in spring or summer 2020. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

To apply, please submit cover letter, cv and names of two recommenders using the following link:

For more information, please contact the PIs Liina Pylkkänen ( and Alec Marantz (


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.