Research Engineer II (AV Research Software Engineer) (ntu)

ntu    NTU Main Campus, Singapore    2024-07-11

Job posting number: #129999 (Ref:R00017715)

Job Description

The Early Mental Potential & Wellbeing Research Centre’s mission is to maximise every child’s mental and emotional capital by uplifting neurodevelopmental trajectories during early sensitive periods through interdisciplinary discovery science and translational technologies.

Toward this aim, we engage in 3 major activities and thrusts: 

1) Core Discovery Research, Empowering Science: Basic neuroscience research and advanced computational models to understand individual neurocognitive potential, developmental trajectories, and risk and resilience factors;
2) Translation to Clinic & Pedagogy, Empowering Practitioners: Developing precision assessment and intervention tools to optimise parent-child social and mental health within clinical, education and community settings;

3) Translation to Real-World Technologies, Empowering Families: Creating scalable solutions and real-world technologies for parents to enhance their child’s mental and cognitive wellbeing at home.

We are looking for an experienced Research Engineer to work closely with a team of researchers, led by PI – Professor Victoria Leong and co-I – A/Prof Domenico Campolo, and to drive and fulfill research deliverables and milestones within a tight timeline. The postholder is expected to render research support to the research project team and collaborators, on basic and translational projects with a focus on early childhood development.

The Research Engineer will work closely with the research project team to optimise our audio-visual data capture capabilities and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and procure audiovisual equipment such as cameras, speakers, and microphones.

  • Troubleshoot issues with audio and video systems. JOB IS FROM: italents.netVIEW 

  • Build AV tools, platforms, and infrastructure to facilitate more efficient/effective collection and analysis of dyadic (parent-child) audiovisual data.

  • Designing, upgrading, and maintaining the synchronisation system between different recording modalities in the lab (audio, video, EEG, ECG) and the audio preprocessing pipeline.  

  • Develop audiovisual data pre-processing pipelines (including support for video annotation using manual or machine learning methods). 

  • Writing technical reports.

  • Debugging complex problems that can span systems or teams.  

  • Performing related duties as required. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering; or IT (preferably with 2 – 3 years’ experience) or Master’s Degree.

  • Strong experience with audio and video editing.

  • Strong analytical skills and hands-on experience/knowledge in managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting audio and  video equipment.  

  • Proficient in audio and video software such as Pro Tools and programming software such as Python or C++.

  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently or as a team in a fast-paced environment, multitasking and managing tasks.   

  • Deep understanding of digital signal processing.  

  • Exceptional communication and teamwork skills for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholder.

  • Experience working with human participants, including infants. 

  • Experience in handling multiple teams.  

  • Hands on experience using physiological recording devices/wearables such as ECG or EEG.  

  • Experience working in a fast-paced commercial/industry setting is preferred

Candidates with a proven track-record in one or more of these areas are welcome to apply. We will begin reviewing applications from July 2024 onwards, until the position is filled, and regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

Employer Info

Job posting number:#129999 (Ref:R00017715)
Application Deadline:2024-08-10
Employer Location:ntu
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