Post-doctoral Research Fellowships (New Positions)

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals who share our passion in deciphering the enigma of the brain to join us at the Clinical Brain Lab, Nanyang Technological University! We are seeking candidates interested in research areas of aging neuroscience, educational neuroscience and/or deception from a social neuroscience perspective.

1) Aging Neuroscience
We are interested in understanding the neural basis of healthy aging to optimize lifelong learning. Area of research seeks to examine aging in Asia and the application of interventions to enhance cognition in community dwelling older adults. This position has the opportunity to collaborate with other research units in the university including Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and the Aging Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE).

2) Educational Neuroscience
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. The successful candidate will work closely with researchers at the Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), National Institute of Education (NIE), and other international collaborators from institutes such as Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and/or University of Cambridge.

3) Neuroscience of Deception
Our research focus includes understanding the neural mechanisms of deception and identifying the neural signatures for the detection of deception.

The main research modalities in our lab include: neuropsychological assessments, cognitive tests, functional Magnetic Resonance (fMRI), diffusion MRI (DTI, HARDI, DSI), electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

We welcome applicants with a doctorate (PhD) degree in various backgrounds such as:
experimental psychology, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neurology,
psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, electrical engineering, medical engineering, computer science,
and 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.
‐ Experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI/EEG/or TMS).
‐ Familiarity with image data analysis tools such as SPM, FSL, AFNI, DSIStudio, Matlab, Python etc.

Nanyang Technological University (www.ntu.edu.sg) is a research intensive university currently ranked 13th 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. It 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 three letters of recommendation to annabelchen@ntu.edu.sg

Contact information: S.H. Annabel Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, HSS‐04‐19, Singapore 637332, phone +65‐6316‐8836.