NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant - “Social Capital & Integration of Low-Income Binational Families in Singapore

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
06 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
04 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Full-Time Research Assistant for the research project “Social Capital and Integration of Low-Income Binational Families in Singapore” 

  • The project duration: September 2018 to August 2021
  • The contract period of the full-time Research Assistant: 1 April 2019 (to be confirmed) to 31 March 2020, 1 year, renewable for the second year 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination of the process of data collection and data analysis:
    • Liaises and networks with participating social service agencies for recruitment of study participants [including email follow-ups and reminders], and data collection,
    • Contacts potential study participants and schedules sessions for survey/interview with them
    • Recruits,  trains and supervises translators, surveyors, interviewers, and transcribers [students assistants]
    • Is in charge of payment process for study participants, translators, surveyors, interviewers, transcribers and venue rentals [i.e., administering payments]
    • Arranges and books venues for data collection [i.e., survey and interview sessions]
    • Is responsible for data entry of the survey data
       
  • Academic work:
    • Assists with NUS-IRB application
    • Conducts literature search and review
    • Prepares the project related forms and documents [e.g., survey questionnaire]
    • Drafts the first year project report
  • Administrative duties
    • Keeps meeting minutes
    • Schedules meetings and visits with research team members and any external parties/agencies
    • Makes purchases of vouchers, equipment [e.g., tablet PCs], and project related materials and consumables [e.g., stationaries, etc.]
    • Makes photocopies of project materials when necessary
    • Regularly keeps track of budget spent
    • Keeps filing and organizes all hard copy materials used for the project
    • Assists with PI’s claim submission for reimbursement
    • Performs other project related duties as assigned by PI
    • Applicants with more than a few years of work experiences in the social service sector will be preferred

To apply, please submit your full curriculum vitae, copy of education certificates and minimum 3 reference letters to Ms Joanne Liang at email: swkjlm@nus.edu.sg.

Applicants would be notified if they are shortlisted for interview.

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