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Research Assistant and Project Officer Positions in Biliteracy Development

We are seeking applications for 1 Research Assistant and 1 Project Officer positions to join us at the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Nanyang Technological University for a 2-year term. The successful candidate will be an integral member of an inter-disciplinary research team striving to decipher the enigma of the human brain. We seek to understand how cognitive neuroscience can be applied to education to optimize learning. 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. Highly motivated individuals with interests in bilingualism and educational neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply.


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 international collaborators from 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.


The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Conduct participant recruitment

  • Collect behavioural and neuroimaging data

  • Manage research data and maintain research records

  • Manage project-related administrative work

  • Assist with task preparation, data coding and analysis

  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings: conduct literature reviews, assist with preparing academic publications (e.g., conference, paper, book) and research reports

  • Perform other tasks as required by the Principal Investigator


Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Educational Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience or related discipline

  • Good proficiency in English and Chinese

  • Good theoretical knowledge of research designs in general

  • Experience with IRB preparation and participant liaison skills

  • Experience with conducting behavioural experiments in neuropsychology or cognitive psychology

  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines

  • Self-directed learner who effectively picks up relevant skills as needed


Preferred requirements:

  • Good statistical knowledge and data analytic skills

  • Good knowledge of Singaporean K-12 education systems

  • Preference for working collaboratively in teams

  • Experience with non-invasive neuroimaging techniques (e.g., MRI, EEG, fNIRS)

  • Familiarity with image data analysis tools (e.g., SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, DSI Studio, Matlab, Python, etc.)

  • Prior experience with academic publication processes



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 

For more information, please contact Dr. Chiao-Yi Wu, Research Scientist, Centre for Research and Development in Learning, Nanyang Technological University,