Trainee, Research Analyst, Economic Growth Centre

Monday, 24 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Summary

In conjunction with Workforce Singapore, NTU offer traineeships to support the SGUnited Traineeships Programme. The Traineeships are part of NTU's efforts to create relevant and meaningful traineeship opportunities for our nation’s new graduates entering the workforce during this difficult time.

About School of Social Sciences (SSS)

NTU's School of Social Sciences has nearly 100 faculty members and more than 1,700 undergraduates who major in the four degree programmes the School offers: Economics, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Sociology. There are more than 180 graduate students in our PhD and MA programmes (by research), and MSc programmes in Applied Economics and Gerontology. The School’s holistic and rigorous education aims to prepare our students with analytical and critical capacities that can be applied in the classroom and future careers. Apart from being deeply engaged in their disciplinary pursuits, our faculty members are also at the forefront of cutting-edge research between the social sciences and other disciplines. We firmly believe that cross-fertilisation of disciplinary knowledge will contribute to global scholarship and help tackle complex challenges facing the world in the 21st century.

Job Description:

  • The Trainee will have the opportunity to be exposed to research projects under Economic Growth Centre
  • Coordinate day-to-day research activities (e.g., correspond with stakeholders, book facilities, data management etc)
  • Conduct literature review and searches

Under supervision:

  • Prepare surveys and experiments, including programming of surveys and experiments
  • Conduct surveys and experiments
  • Analyse data collected from literature review, surveys and experiments
  • Assist in writing publication journal articles, manuscripts, reports and proposals 
  • Performing other related duties assigned in support of the research projects and the operations of the Economic Growth Centre


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related discipline
  • Basic understanding of social science research and analytical skills
  • Attention to details and procedures
  • Effective communication and report writing skills 
  • Student project experience would be most welcome

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