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Senior/Research Fellow (MACC - Neuro-Cardiovascular Imaging))

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: YONG LOO LIN SCH OF MEDICINE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Memory Aging & Cognition Centre (MACC) is a Research Center within the National University Health System funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council that focuses on the study of dementia and cognitive impairment in the elderly. The MACC currently has 4 research themes on biomarker discovery, neuroimaging, clinical assessment and epidemiology.


There is an opportunity for a qualified candidate with interests in Neuro- and Cardiovascular- imaging to join the MACC in a Research Fellow role to study the neural basis of cognition and associated vulnerability patterns in neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular diseases, and their associations with cardiovascular disease. There is access to a 3T MR, MR-PET, cardiac, and retinal and other vascular imaging.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform academic research on neuro- and cardiovascular imaging (CT, MRI, PET, retinal, vascular, cardiac) and its association with cognition and other clinical outcomes in MACC observational and clinical trial cohorts
  2. Provide supervision and training to research associates / research assistants / students
  3. Validate neuro- and cardiovascular-imaging biomarkers in Singaporean and global populations
  4. Supervise and perform neuroimaging rating and analyses for observational studies, clinical trials and collaborative projects.
  5. Participate and collaborate in analyses of cardiac and vascular imaging data to explore associations with cognition.
  6. Provide expertise to work with collaborators on the design and analyses of imaging studies.
  7. Supervise and perform neuro- and cardiovascular-imaging  data entry, data quality, data storage / backup and data sharing services for the MACC and its collaborators.
  8. Provide training for MACC staff and users (seminars, workshops and tutorials) in neuroimaging


The candidate must possess either

1) a Basic Medical Degree (MBBS, MD, MD/PhD) and recognized postgraduate qualifications in Radiology OR

2) a PhD degree, which must include appropriate postgraduate training and experience in neuro- and/or cardiovascular-imaging


The candidate must have a good record of research accomplishments in neuro- and / or cardiovascular-imaging preferably but not exclusively in dementia or cognitive impairment. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative and international research environment, and be able to demonstrate initiative, creativity, technical independence and excellent communication skills. Proven skills in MRI or cardiac imaging data analyses is a plus but not necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in neuro- and cardiovascular-imaging  research projects within the MACC under the supervision of the MACC Director and MACC PIs and collaborators in NUHS and Duke-NUS, as well as to undertake independent research.


Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees.

Contact Persons


A/Prof Christopher Chen

Director of MACC

Email address:


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Pharmacology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18097