Research Fellow, Neuroimaging and Intervention

30 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 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 (RF) to support research activities focusing on cognitive flexibility and learning, and training-related brain changes among adults and adolescents. Given the highly inter-disciplinary nature of the project, the RF will be expected to take on opportunities for involvement in research activities related to human neuroimaging, language, infant cognition/learning and pedagogy. We anticipate the RF to be dynamic and versatile in managing and coordinating team members to conduct the intervention study with adult participants from the university and the community. This RF will be co-supervised by Professor Barbara Sahakian and Professor Annabel Chen with input from Asst Prof Victoria Leong.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Oversee the implementation of the neuroimaging and cognitive flexibility intervention study
  • Oversee participant recruitment and logistics with supervision of research assistants, graduate and undergraduate students
  • Develop surveys, cognitive and behavioural tasks, and training programmes
  • Integration of neuroimaging and behavioural data to examine effects of the intervention
  • Conduct analysis of data and summarise research findings
  • Liaise with other work groups to integrate data
  • 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
  • Performing other research-relevant tasks as required by the Principal Investigators

Essential requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD) degree in experimental psychology, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, electrical engineering, medical engineering, computer science, and/or related fields
  • Experience with conducting behavioral experiments in neuropsychology or cognitive psychology
  • Experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI or EEG)
  • Familiarity with image data analysis tools such as SPM, FSL, AFNI, or DSIStudio, etc
  • Experience with statistical packages, e.g. R and SPSS
  • Experience in preparing academic reports and presentations
  • Good statistical knowledge and skills
  • Good IT skills (i.e., Microsoft Office®)
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team with adequate amount of leadership
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience in the following
    • Conducting, collecting and analysing data for psychological testing, behavioural testing and neuroimaging experiments especially in Singapore
    • Analyzing large datasets and data management (e.g. REDCap, MySQL)
    • Interdisciplinary research and teams
    • Working with Singaporean organizations / business
    • Academic publication processes and reports
  • Basic programing skills (e.g. Matlab, Python etc.)
  • Self-directed learner who effectively picks up relevant skills as needed

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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