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Principal Research Scientist (CLIC Research Director)
18 days ago
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The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) invites applications for the position of Principal Research Scientist.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To support CLIC Directors Prof Zoe Kourtzi (University of Cambridge) and Prof Annabel Chen (Nanyang Technological University) in providing leadership and day-to-day management of all CLIC research activities
  • To supervise and coordinate all CLIC programme staff (senior research fellow, research fellows, research associates, assistants and administrative staff) employed in Singapore
  • To facilitate co-ordination and communication between PIs from the University of Cambridge (UK) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • To facilitate efficient work integration across the different individual work packages
  • To contribute scientific leadership on the CLIC programme of research, with a particular focus on the neuroscience of learning across the lifespan. Subject to the approval of the funder, it is anticipated that the post holder would be part of the principal investigator team for CLIC.
  • To provide oversight of required academic inputs to funder reporting and grant terms compliance processes to ensure high-quality, programmatically synergetic communications with funder and funder advisory committees
  • To be responsible for ensuring the programme's ethics and governance responsibilities are properly fulfilled
  • To promote CLIC research activities within Singapore and internationally, with a view to widening the international research impact
  • Communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature to a wide range of scientific and non-scientific stakeholders
  • Develop links with external contacts such as other educational and research bodies and Singapore government ministries, agencies and other stakeholders
  • Preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g., for funding and contractual purposes to continue, further support and/or progress the research goals of the CLIC programme
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects within the scope of the CLIC programme and write up for presentation and publication
  • Develop links with external contacts such as other educational and research bodies and Singapore government ministries, agencies and other stakeholders
  • To originate and develop external networks, for example to identify sources of funding, or build relationships for future activities
  • Manage the use of research resources and ensure that effective use if made of them, manage/monitor research budgets

Job Requirements:
  • PhD in the relevant specialist subject area
  • Expertise in the science of learning, with a particular focus on cognitive neuroscience methods and mechanisms of learning in young people
  • Experience of data management and analysis, with great attention to detail and excellent record keeping
  • Experience of experimental design, data quality control, data processing, statistical analysis, and integration and visualization of data from multiple platforms
  • Strong abilities in strategic thinking and planning; the ability to guide and harmonise several programmes of work and oversee and coordinate multiple teams and management arrangements
  • Ability to work both in a team and pro-actively, using own initiative to prioritise and manage own workload, to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and maintain confidentiality
  • Role holder must have excellent IT skills and data analysis experience
  • Flexibility, good time management and ability to prioritise a diverse and changing workload
  • Experienced in conducting individual and collaborative research projects
  • Enthusiastic to undertake management and administrative duties and have a track record of securing research funding
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire a team and work with vision and foresight
  • Ability to support staff individual and team growth, and in doing so promoting a productive and supportive culture
  • Possess sufficient administrative skills to manage projects including financial management
  • Ability and willingness to be located in Singapore
  • Extensive prior experience and deep knowledge of the Singapore research environment, in particular, experience with setting up local research infrastructure, conducting human psychological research, and liaising with local research entities

Please apply by uploading your CV and academic transcript to NTU job portal link.

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We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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