Research Assistants (6 post) for SSRC-Funded Projects National University of Singapore, Centre for Family and Population Research Singapore

Building Human Capacity in Singapore’s Population:

Testing Innovations in Human Development


Call for Applications for Research Assistants (6 posts)


We invite applicants who would like to gain valuable experience in assisting a large-scale research project on childhood development issues in Singapore. The RAs will be expected to assist in literature review, recruitment of respondents, preparation of survey/experiment instruments, running of experiments, data collection and management, analysis and writing of reports. RAs are also expected to provide administrative support for the sub-projects.


The position offers a lot of opportunities for learning and working with established scholars in the field of childhood development, family, and population.



1. Honours degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences
2. Experience in conducting research, including an honours thesis, is a must. Those who have
previous involvements with large-scale surveys, experiments, or in-depth interviews will be given
3. Those with both quantitative and qualitative skills are preferred.
4. Excellent communication skills and the writing skills with the capacity to customize written works
according to audience
5. Ability to collaborate with a large team and to work independently when necessary
6. Strong organizational skills
7. Additional qualifications are required for RAs who will be hired under the following subprojects:

a. Improvement of social skills (led by Dr Rongjun Yu): Candidates must have an experience
in conducting psychological research. Prior experience with EEG or psychological research
in children is highly desirable but not required. The position includes access to facilities
for EEGs, tDCS, and behavioral testing.
b. Language development (led by A/P Leher Singh):
i. Preference is given to candidates who are proficient in both English and
ii. Since this project involves working with working parents, candidates must be able
to commit working on Saturdays. In lieu, days off during the week will be
iii. Programming experience (Python, Java) would be a plus.


Terms and Conditions

The appointment will be tenable for a period of one year at the first instance with a possibility for extension. Remuneration package is commensurate to qualifications and experience. Projected date of commencement: As soon as possible.


Invitation to apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications, consisting of:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Personal particulars form
4. NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants


All applications and enquiries should be sent to Zuraihah Mohamad via with the subject “SSRC Application for Research Assistant”. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email).

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