Research Assistant, Neuroimaging (MACC)

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01 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Memory Aging & Cognition Centre (MACC) is a Research Center within the National University Health System funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council that focuses on the study of dementia and cognitive impairment in the elderly. The MACC currently has 4 research themes on biomarker discovery, neuroimaging, clinical assessment and epidemiology.

There is an opportunity for a qualified candidate with interests in Neuroimaging to join the MACC in a Research Assistant role to study the neural basis of cognition and associated vulnerability patterns in neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases. There is access to a 3T MR, MR-PET and retinal imaging.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform academic research on neuroimaging (CT, MRI, PET and retinal) and its association with cognition and other clinical outcomes in MACC observational and clinical trial cohorts
  2. Provide supervision to students
  3. Validate neuroimaging biomarkers in the Singaporean population.
  4. Perform neuroimaging rating and analyses for observational studies, clinical trials and collaborative projects.
  5. Perform data entry, data quality, data storage / backup and data sharing services for the MACC and its collaborators.


The candidate must possess

1) BSc, BA, BA (Psych) or relevant Background. Final year students are welcome to apply.

The candidate must have a good record of research accomplishments in Neuroimaging –preferably but not exclusively in dementia or cognitive impairment. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative and international research environment, and be able to demonstrate initiative, creativity, technical independence and excellent communication skills. Proven skills in MRI data analyses is a plus but not necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in neuroimaging research projects within the MACC under the supervision of the MACC Director and MACC PIs, Co-Is, Research Fellows and collaborators in NUHS and Duke-NUS, as well as to undertake independent research.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Contact Persons

A/Prof Christopher Chen
Director of MACC
Email address:

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Pharmacology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 15121

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