Research Fellow, Social and Cognition Factors

06 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC), funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore and coordinated through the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES), is a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Cambridge. CLIC is a flagship programme in the Science of Learning to harness advancements in neuroscience to develop cognitive training programmes for the improvement of lifelong flexible learning, focusing initially on adolescents and young adults, but also envisaging work with infants and older adults. This is a strategic global initiative for the Universities of Cambridge and NTU that brings together multidisciplinary expertise from over 30 investigators in the areas of  Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics and Education across the two universities.

The CLIC program is seeking one full-time Research Fellow to support research activities focusing on social and societal factors that influence cognitive flexibility and learning among adults and adolescents. This project will examine how factors such as social attitudes and relationships, language environment, and cooperative/competitive mindsets contribute to cognitive flexibility and learning. You will primarily be supervised by Professor Henriette Hendriks and Asst Prof Vicky Leong. You will also interact widely with other members of the academic consortium. Given the highly inter-disciplinary nature of the project, the Research Fellow will likely be involved in research activities related to human neuroimaging, language, infant cognition/learning or pedagogy.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Oversee participants recruitment
  • Develop surveys, cognitive and behavioral tasks, and training programmes
  • Conduct analysis of data and summarize research findings
  • Conduct literature reviews for publications and research briefings
  • Assist with preparing academic publications (e.g., journal, conference, book)
  • Contribute to the production of research reports
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings
  • Perform other tasks as required by the Principal Investigators

Essential requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD) degree specializing either in experimental psychology, behavioral economics, social psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience (basic, cognitive or computational), organizational behavior, linguistics, education or biopsychology
  • Experience with statistical packages, especially R, Matlab and SPSS
  • Prior experience in conducting, collecting data for and analyzing surveys, psychological testing (computerized), behavioral testing and cognitive experiments
  • Experience in preparing academic reports and presentations
  • Good statistical knowledge and skills
  • Good IT skills (i.e. Microsoft Office®)
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines

Preferred requirements:

  • Background in factor analytics methods
  • Data management experience with REDCap
  • Training/research experience in experimental, cognitive or social psychology, psycholinguistics or behavioral economics
  • Self-directed learner who effectively picks up relevant skills as needed
  • Prior experience with the following
    • Interdisciplinary research and teams
    • Working with Singaporean organizations/business
    • Academic publication processes and reports

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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