Research Associate, Clinical Research Coordinator

17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting one Research Associate for a research project.

This research project includes the following studies:

Study 1: Intelligence Mindset examines children’s views and beliefs about academic subjects and also the underlying factors that influence their perceptions.

Study 2: Parenting by Lying investigates common lies Singaporean parents tell their children. 

Study 3: Singapore Preschool Project examines how different child-care arrangements affects children’s later development in primary school and beyond.

The Research Associate (Clinical Research Coordinator) will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PIs to collect data from Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) parents and children. She/He is expected to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with the administration of research-related, conduct experiments with children, adolescents, and parents, and process data. This is an excellent opportunity for graduates hoping to acquire research experience in preparation for post-graduate courses or other scientific careers in Psychology, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology. 

 Job duties include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct testing sessions and recruit participants at KKH and NUS on weekdays and weekends
  • Provide timely updates of the study to PI/Project Manager/stakeholders
  • Manage the participant reimbursement schedule
  • Communicate effectively with PI, Co-PIs, stakeholders and participants
  • Assist with data entry, data cleaning and analysis.
  • Maintain data security and confidentiality according to PDPA
  • Schedule home and/or laboratory visits for the participating families
  • Other job-related duties as requested or assigned by PI/Project Manager


Applicants should:

  • Have a good Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters degree in Psychology or any related disciplines
  • A strong statistics background and some programming skills (e.g., SPSS, Qualtrics, R).


  • Team player and a problem-solver with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work weekends and weekday evenings for participant testing and recruitment, and conduct research visit at clinic and home locations.
  • Meticulous and has good project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and strong communication skills in English, including an ability to present research in both academic and non-academic venues.
  • Research experience in developmental psychology and/or working with children will be an advantage.

More Information

Many of our roles require a significant amount of student / staff / public fronting.  Even for roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.  At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priority and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible.  Successful applicants who are not fully COVID-vaccinated will need to abide by the daily ART (Antigen Rapid Tests) at their own costs and time when they are needed to be on campus.  They will also be required to adhere to advisories from the relevant Ministries and NUS from time to time.

Please note that this is a one-year contract, which may be renewed for another year depending on performance.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ding Xiaopan ( Please include a cover letter, full CV and 3 letters of recommendation in your application.

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