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Research Assistant (OR/NBD/ACC1)

Date: 17-May-2023

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

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 statistical analysis of video to determine sleep pose is a new field in the analysis of sleep and circadian rhythms. This exciting project aims to develop new data methodologies to analyze animal-tracking video for the categorization of sleep and other states. The Claridge-Chang Lab at Duke-NUS Medical School ( is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow, ideally with a strong background in data analysis and neuroscience, to join this project. We would be especially interested in scientists with experience in Python analysis, ma-chine learning, machine visions, fly genetics, data visualization, and/or brain imaging.
The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies within the overall scope of a re-search project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Perform tasks and support all aspects of the research project.
  • Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
  • Assist in writing the draft of 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/prepare common reagents and maintain laboratory inventory.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Biological Sciences or other related fields with a keen interest in neuro-science. 
  • Possess laboratory experimental skills including the relevant skill sets to perform the following techniques: Python data science, animal tracking software usage, Drosophila experiments, imaging, using machine vision and machine learning libraries, luminometry, and subcloning design.
  • Possess skills in microscopy such as laser confocal microscopy, image analysis.
  • Have skills in data analysis such as Python, R or similar analysis methods.
  • Prior experience in scientific sourcing & procurement.
  • Proven knowledge, skills and abilities with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A self-motivated individual who is able to work independently, prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a research environment of diverse workforce.

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