We are seeking highly motivated individuals who share our passion in deciphering the enigma of the brain to join us at the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Nanyang Technological University! We are interested in building capacity for research in the Science of Learning, in particular in the area of educational neuroscience. We seek to understand how cognitive neuroscience can be applied to education to optimize learning.
Candidates who are interested in educational neuroscience and neuroimaging research in bilingualism are strongly encouraged to apply. The current project will be investigating bilingual and biliteracy development in early childhood using multi-modal approaches including behavioral assessment, intervention, and brain imaging with MRI.
The successful candidate will work closely with researchers at CRADLE, the Clinical Brain Lab headed by Professor Annabel Shen-Hsing Chen, National Institute of Education (NIE), and other international collaborators from institutes such as Johns Hopkins University. The successful candidate will have access to the advanced Siemens 3T MAGNETOM Prisma MRI scanner and other state-of-the-art facilities in NTU including MEG, fNIRS, EEG, and tDCS.
We welcome applicants with a doctorate (PhD) degree in various backgrounds such as:
experimental psychology, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, or related fields.
Candidates are expected to have good interpersonal skills and to have demonstrated record of excellent scientific writing skills.
Desirable qualification includes one or more of the following:
‐ Experience with conducting behavioral experiments in neuropsychology or cognitive psychology
‐ Hands on experience with MRI neuroimaging techniques and working with children
‐ Familiarity with image data analysis tools such as SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, DSIStudio, AFNI
– Familiarity with programming languages such as Matlab, Python etc. would be an advantage
– Experience with intervention studies would be preferable
Nanyang Technological University (www.ntu.edu.sg) is a research intensive university currently ranked 11th globally and placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. The Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre (CoNiC) houses the state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities with access to a newly installed 3T MRI scanner and MEG, as well as new facilities with EEG, MEG, NIRS, TMS and tDCS equipment.