New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to recruit a Research Assistant to join the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL).
SSEL is an interdisciplinary center that conducts experimental research in social sciences. The lab currently has a large participant pool from the NYUAD community, students from other local universities, and participants from the general public.
The basic research tool used at SSEL is laboratory experimentation, in which participants engage in decision-making tasks in order to test different aspects of human behavior. Experiments are conducted at SSEL's state of the art facilities on campus, as well as online experiments and surveys.
Interested applicants must submit their resume and cover letter. Applications will be open until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
Required skills and experience:
Written and oral command of English
Programming skills and knowledge of software such as Z-tree, O-tree, Java, Stata, R, Qualtrics, Python
Minimum one year experience living in the UAE
Previous experience in experimental and survey research
Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Assist in running experimental studies at the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL)
Assist in testing experimental programs
Handle subject payments and experiment logistics
Collaborate with other NYUAD Outreach Specialists to ensure coordinated recruitment activity
Assist in data collection, entry, and analysis
Help in designing experimental research tools and materials on a project-specific basis given the characteristics of specific subject pools
Present experimental research guidelines to new subject groups, as relevant
Assist in developing content for SSEL's media presence
Handle social-media pages that inform the general public about Human Subject Research at NYUAD and how to get involved in the studies
Manage translation of webpage, social media, and recruitment materials into commonly spoken languages in the region
Degree related to Social Science, or a related field
Previous experience with study participant recruitment and/or outreach activities
Previous experience in student development
Previous experience with internal communications
Basic knowledge of Arabic
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.
Working for NYUAD:
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it's your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we're offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more.
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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