Experimental Laboratory Technical & Operational Manager - Social Sciences (Fixed Term until July 2024)

Job Number
2021-8055

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to applyNew York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Technology & Operations Manager for the Social Science division, reporting to the Global Network Professor of Economics.

The Technology & Operations Manager supports the Social Science Experimental Laboratory. They will develop software for experiments in decision making to be run both in the SSEL and online. They will provide software consulting services to researchers who are developing their own software. They will maintain and develop the software (e.g., ORSEE) and hardware infrastructure for recruiting subjects, scheduling experiments, running experiments, and managing experimental data. They will coordinate the recruitment of human subjects, and manage and run experiments. They will support researchers writing grant proposals for experimental research, assist in the organization of SSEL events, and supervise SSEL research assistants.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop software for experiments in human decision making
  • Maintain and develop the software and hardware infrastructure for recruiting subjects, scheduling experiments, running experiments, and managing experimental data
  • Coordinate the recruitment of human subjects, and manage and run experiments
  • Support researchers writing grant proposals for experimental research
  • Assist in the organization of SSEL events
  • Supervise SSEL research assistants

Required Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, or PhD in economics and experience in managing an experimental laboratory
  • Proficiency in Python, Java, PHP, SQL, and network security

Preferred Education:

  • MSc. degree in computer science, or PhD in economics and experience in managing an experimental laboratory
  • Proficiency in oTree

Required Experience: 

  • At least two years of work experience as a software engineer or in the management of an experimental decision making laboratory

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience managing an experimental decision-making laboratory
  • Experience developing decision making experiments that are conducted online

Other Information
About NYUAD

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.