Research Associate/Research Fellow, Research on Successful Ageing

06 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time | Contract
  • Executive | Manager
  • Bachelor Degree | Masters | PhD
  • Singapore | Closing On 04 Feb 2022

Contract ending 30 June 2025

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • This position is for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA).
  • Planning, Development and Management of Panel Methodological Research Agenda.
    • Work closely with the Research Assistant (Statistics) for data cleaning, processing and publication of updated Singapore Life Panel (SLP) dataset conducted in STATA on a monthly basis.
    • Improve quality of SLP dataset by way of construction of attrition weights, constructing new derived variables.
    • Maintain familiarity with the latest developments in panel survey methodology.
    • Perform ongoing analysis after each panel wave to monitor sample composition and attrition.
    • Providing advice to researchers on the data that is available in the SLP and its proper treatment.
  • Research and publications.
    • Assist with data analysis, survey design and research support for academic studies.
    • Preparation and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, policy briefs, presentations for the ROSA website and outreach events (e.g. conferences, seminars, workshops).
    • Publication of academic papers (Co-authoring alongside researchers in economics / sociology /psychology).
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the research team.
  • External engagements.
    • Handle requests for information from researchers and other interested parties related to the panel.
    • Assist with the documentation of methodological practices for external audiences and stakeholders.
    • Engage in outreach activities, including:
      • (a) Organizing workshops, seminars, roundtables and conferences;
      • (b) Community outreach programs;
      • (c) International research collaborations;
      • (d) Fundraising activities with private and government organisations.
    • Depending on their abilities and preferences, this person also may represent the Centre externally, whether in the media, professional organizations, government or other forums.


  • Minimally Degree/Masters required for Research Associate.
  • Minimally PhD required for Research Fellow.

Other Information

The Centre would have the discretion to emplace the selected candidate on the appropriate job level (with the corresponding job title) depending on his/her qualifications and experience.

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