The Signature Research Programme in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.
The Claridge-Chang Lab at Duke-NUS Medical School (https://www.claridgechang.net/) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant. The Lab is an advanced neuroscience research facility with expertise in machine-vision animal tracking, custom hardware development, microscopy, optogenetics instrumentation, and statistical software development. The selected candidate will perform a variety of research engineering activities which include planning and designing within the overall scope of a research programme under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his designate, including but not limited to the following:
● Perform tasks and support all aspects of neuroscience research engineering.
● Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of engineering tests and
experimental results and/or research findings.
● Assist in writing the draft of engineering reports, research papers and review articles.
● Assist to provide guidance and support to other researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
● Assist with housekeeping of the laboratory area, general maintenance tasks and animal stock maintenance.
● Maintain safety protocols, order and prepare materials and maintain inventory.
● Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.
● A B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or related field. Physicists with optics and/or instrumentation backgrounds would also be suitable.
● Alternatively, we will consider engineering students for part-time attachment work.
● For junior candidates, a strong preference will be given for those with hobbyist or
educational experience in remote control (RC), robotics, or similar multimodal engineering.
● Proven communication skills.
● Experience in LabView system architecture, development, programming, and debugging.
● Experience in National Instruments hardware.
● Analysing, implementing, and testing the materials developed in a research lab.
● Creating designs for instruments or devices based on innovative concepts so that they are functional.
● Writing research and grant proposals and maintaining contact with research sponsors.
● Expertise in Python programming language or comparable (e.g. Matlab, Julia, Rstats).
● AutoCAD or Solidworks skills.
● Experience in the calibration and maintenance of instrumentations.
● Experience in 3D CAD modelling and design and prototyping of jig/fixture.
● Experience working with microcontrollers, such as Arduino, and interfacing with sensors.
Interested candidates should send their CV and transcript/s to email@example.com