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Research Assistant (OR/NBD/JG)

Date: 06-Jun-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) Programme is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.

The Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory (CSL) at Duke-NUS Medical School studies the effects of sleep and circadian rhythms on human performance and physiology. The research assistant will assist in running research study protocols, including studies on the effects of sleep behavior on learning, wellbeing, and physiologic responses. The research assistant will be responsible for applying EEG electrodes, collecting and/or processing biological specimens, operating study equipment, monitoring progress of research protocols, and administering computer-based neurobehavioral tests to research subjects. The research assistant also need to include subject recruitment and data analysis.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, the life sciences, engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Strong computer and/or analytical skills is required.
  • Experience with R or other programming languages is preferred but not required.
  • Able to work flexible hours to cover research study events.


The application should include a CV and a cover letter that describes the applicant’s specific interest in joining the CSL. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.