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The Yap Lab is seeking motivated individuals with a passion for research in Biomechanics and Medical Ultrasound. The Lab aims to have a good balance between research productivity and student mentoring / career development.

OPEN POSITION 1: Research Fellow (Biomechanics and Image Processing)

Job description: We are looking for highly-motivated individuals with a passion for biomedical sciences to perform novel research in understanding the basic science and clinical features of fetal heart growth and remodeling.

 

The goal of the work is to understand the role of mechanical forces and tissue deformation stimuli in the tremendous amount of growth in the human fetal heart over the 2nd and 3rd trimester of gestation, and their role in hearts that are congenitally malformed or that have non-optimal growth. Work will include implementing super-resolution ultrasound scanning, image-registration and processing to visualize and digitally reconstruction heart anatomy and motions, and performing simulations to quantifying stresses and deformation. The successful candidate will work with Clinicians from hospitals in Singapore and the USA, and with engineering collaborators from the USA. The candidate would also have the opportunity to attach to collaborators’ lab for extended periods to tap into their expertise, and for effective networking.

 

Qualification: A PhD in Engineering (Mechanical / Biomedical / Computer / Electrical), relevant experience with biomechanics, computational simulations or image-processing, good coding skills, competitive track records.

 

Starting Date: Feb 2019 or earlier, or until filled

 

Salary: Competitive salary package will be offered in accordance to the candidate’s ability and experience level.

 

Duration: 6 months, with a possibility of renewal (up to 2 years) upon satisfactory performance. Interested candidates, please a detailed CV to Dr. Yap at bieyapc@nus.edu.sg.

OPEN POSITION 2: Research Fellow (Experimental Fluid Dynamics)

Job description: We are looking for highly-motivated individuals with a passion for medical devices to perform novel research in designing, prototyping and testing blood pumps.

 

The goal of the work is to incorporate new materials into blood pumps that can reduce blood damage and thrombosis. We are pioneering the concept of using superhydrophobic and superhemophobic material in blood pumps, which can induce slip flow to reduce blood stresses. The successful candidate will work with materials engineers to test the flow characteristics of various materials, prototype actual blood pumps based on reversed engineering, and perform flow and performance measurements (via advanced techniques such as PIV), and finally, test devices in large animal models.

 

Qualification: A PhD in Engineering (Mechanical / Biomedical), relevant experience with experimental fluid mechanics and competitive track records.

 

Starting Date: Feb 2019 or earlier, or until filled

 

Salary: Competitive salary package will be offered in accordance to the candidate’s ability and experience level.

 

Duration: 6 months, with a possibility of renewal (up to 2 years) upon satisfactory performance. Interested candidates, please a detailed CV to Dr. Yap at bieyapc@nus.edu.sg.

 

OPEN POSITION 3: Research Fellow (Experimental Fluid Dynamics)

Job description: We are looking for highly-motivated individuals with a passion for biomedical sciences to perform novel research in fabricating anti-thrombotic biocompatible surfaces for use in blood pumps.

 

The goal of the work is to study fabricate special coatings using nano-fabrication techniques, that could reduce fluid stresses and protein adsorption, and to test for the coatings’ effectiveness with simple fluids and blood. Fabrication techniques may include CVD, anodization, molecular grafting, nano-imprinting etc., and assay techniques may include surface chemical property assays such as spectroscopy, and biological assays such as cell and protein adsorption assays, platelet activation and hemolysis assays. Candidates with relevant experiences and good track research records are especially welcome.

 

Qualification: A PhD in Engineering (Mechanical / Biomedical), relevant experience with experimental fluid mechanics and competitive track records.

 

Starting Date: Feb 2019 or earlier, or until filled

 

Salary: Competitive salary package will be offered in accordance to the candidate’s ability and experience level.

 

Duration: 6 months, with a possibility of renewal (up to 2 years) upon satisfactory performance. Interested candidates, please a detailed CV to Dr. Yap at bieyapc@nus.edu.sg.

 

PhD Applicants

 

 

To perform a PhD in our laboratory, students may apply for scholarships. Please contact us before submission of your application as we will be able to advise you about the process.

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Students with good track records can gain admissions via the NUS Graduate School of Integrated Sciences (NGS) PhD scholarship

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International students can also apply for a Singapore International Graduate Award (AWARD)

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Masters of Engineering Applicants

 

 

 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers M.Eng degree (Graduate Studies by research). Please contact us before submission and we will be able to advise you about the process.

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