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:
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
Desirable qualification includes one or more of
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.
To apply, please send Curriculum Vitae, letter
of application with research interests, and contact information of three
referees to Dr. Chiao-Yi Wu (Principal Investigator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Dr.
Chiao-Yi Wu, Research Scientist, Centre for Research and Development in
Learning, Nanyang Technological University, email@example.com.