Research Associate, Psychology/Counselling/Social Work/Health Science

03 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Social Sciences is recruiting a Research Associate. The successful applicant will join an expanding team to work on projects in the field of End of Life Care, with a particular focus on pediatric palliative care and parental bereavement support. The primary study involves a Randomized Controlled Trials: a Narrative e-Writing Intervention for supporting Parents caring for a children with chronic life-limiting illnesses. Successful candidate is expected to work closely with terminally-ill patients, family caregivers and professional caregivers with the aim to develop cultural-specific and evidence-based psychotherapies for enhancing quality of palliative care in Singapore.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate research projects, in collaboration with principal investigators
  • Literature review for development and refinement of psychotherapy
  • Conduct and oversea data collection efforts including face-to-face counselling interviews, surveys and focus groups
  • Data transcription and data analysis
  • Compile and present research reports
  • Co-author academic journal publications with project principle investigators
  • Overall project management

Job Requirements

  • Minimum a Master’s Degree in psychology, counselling, social work, health science or related fields from a reputable university; candidates who is soon expected to graduate from a Doctorate Degree in the same fields will be favorably considered
  • Minimum 4 years of clinical/research experience in the fields of hospice, palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care; candidates who specialize in pediatric palliative care will be favorably considered
  • Strong experience in counseling, psychotherapy, survey and focus groups.
  • Advanced training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as IT skills is an added advantage.
  • Competent in NVivo and SPSS
  • A team player with the ability to work independently in a multi-cultural environment

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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