Research Engineer, Engineering/Information Technology/Computer Science

10 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
10 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 Engineer to provide programming and technical support for the research programme. The Research Engineer will primarily be supervised Asst Prof Victoria Leong (NTU) and Prof Barbara Sahakian (Cambridge) and will also interact widely with other members of the academic consortium.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Managing and developing in-house IT, data management infrastructure (e.g. REDCap) and web-based solutions, including server maintenance
  • Maintaining and integrating the database from the different work packages/sections of the research project
  • Assisting the designated Academics/Researchers who are work package leads in accessing data
  • Providing technical and programming support for electronic and web-based delivery of experimental tasks (using platforms such as Inquisit, Gorilla, CANTAB)
  • Providing technical support and maintenance for specialist experimental equipment and computer hardware (e.g. EEG, eye trackers, TMS equipment)
  • Developing and maintaining in-house data processing and analysis pipelines (e.g. Matlab, Python) in collaboration with scientific staff
  • Maintaining communication and information systems for CLIC (e.g. email lists, intranet, assisting CARES with CLIC website matters)
  • Assisting with mobile app development for new gamified experimental tasks
  • Designing and developing new cost-effective IT solutions to support on-going research
  • Assisting with videos, conferences and media engagement as needed

Essential requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • At least 2 years’ experience in IT administration, especially in IT network maintenance, database management and web development
  • Excellent programming skills (in C, Python, R or Matlab)
  • Knowledge of signal processing and basic electronics
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines
  • PhD candidates are welcome to apply

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Knowledge data protection and data transfer regulations
  • Familiarity with neuroimaging techniques and equipment (MRI/EEG/TMS)
  • Familiarity with image data analysis tools such as SPM, FSL, AFNI, DSIStudio, Python
  • Understanding of machine learning and neural networks
  • Data management experience with REDCap
  • Self-directed learner who effectively picks up relevant skills as needed

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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