Senior Education Research Scientist in Centre for Research in Child Development (OER) [NIE]

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Singapore,
Job Type: FullTime


The Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD) was established in 2017 with funding from the Singapore Ministry of Education. Hosted at the National Institute of Education, the Centre will conduct studies focusing on factors that influence the course of development from infancy through middle childhood. The Centre is interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
•    Developmental disabilities
•    Implementation science 
•    Translation 
Candidates with appropriate qualifications and relevant research experience are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will work with a team of researchers at CRCD. We invite applications for the position of Education Research Scientist/Senior Education Research Scientist to join our efforts. 


•    PhD in a relevant discipline (please see above)
•    Minimum 2 years of post-PhD experience (Education Research Scientist)
•    Demonstrated ability to lead a research team;
•    Demonstrable track record in the following areas:
-    High quality publications (please provide samples and information on the quality and impact of your work based on citations and ranking of journal publications);
-    Planning and writing research projects that are funded through competitive peer-reviewed funding processes
-    Independence in research (i.e. senior authorship/sole authorship of high-quality publications and invited presentations at conferences);

•    Proficiency in the design and testing of instruments is desirable;
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written English); 
•    Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.


•    Collaborate with colleagues to design and implement the centre’s research programme
•    Take a leading role in the development of research projects and programmes and in seeking and pursuing appropriate external funding;
•    Disseminate the outcomes of research in peer-reviewed publications of international standing;
•    Manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with your programme of research; 
•    Participate in research of strategic importance to NIE; 
•    Participate in the wider research and service activities of NIE;



Interested applicants should complete and submit the following documents: 
•    Cover letter addressing how you meet each of the requirements of this position;
•    Resume including a list of your qualifications, publications, grants and leadership experience, previous experience and a brief description of your achievements;
•    Research statement indicating your research expertise, interests, and future directions;
•    1 to 3 of your best publications;
•    Name of at least 3 referees;
•    Any other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

Closing Date

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

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Note to applicants:

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email.

Hiring Institution: NIE

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