Research Project on Childless Aging in Singapore and Thailand (CAST) 

Singapore (SG)
Mar 29, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 23, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Opportunity at National University of Singapore for 
Research Project on Childless Aging in Singapore and Thailand (CAST) 

The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world to work on a mixed methods study that examines the demographics of childless older populations, pathways to childlessness, and the well-being of childless older persons in Singapore and Thailand. The postdoctoral fellow will work with PIs A/Prof Bussarawan (Puk)  Teerawichitchainan (Sociology, National University of Singapore) and A/Prof Christine Ho (Economics, Singapore Management University) in overseeing research project management, conducting data analysis, writing and publishing research papers.  


  1. A Ph.D. in a social science discipline from a recognized university, preferably in Sociology, Economics, Psychology, and Gerontology 
  2. Research expertise in population aging, family demography, and Asian societies 
  3. Strong quantitative research skills and good publication records
  4. Candidates who are also familiar with qualitative data analysis are preferred
  5. Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

The fellowship will provide support for conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).  

Terms and conditions 

  • The appointment is tenable for a period of one year, with a possibility of renewal;
  • Projected date of commencement: September 2021;
  • The fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, track record, potential and experience;
  • Other benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to change without prior notice. 

Invitation to apply
Interested applicants are invited to apply via this link  - 

Application package must include 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Research statement (no more than 3 pages), 4) One writing sample (e.g., a published research paper or a dissertation chapter), 5) Recommendation letters from 4 referees (with letterhead and signature), 6) Copies of degree scrolls and transcripts. 

To receive full consideration, please submit your application by 23 May 2021. 

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

For more information, please visit the website of the Centre for Family and Population Research. 

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