Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences

21 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time | Contract
  • Manager
  • Doctorate or equivalent
  • Singapore | Closing On 20 Jul 2022

2-year contract

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

The Research Fellow will work closely with the PI (Principal Investigator) and Co-PI to manage and execute the data collection and analysis for the project and prepare the findings for integration into a larger program on disease mitigation. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting reviews of relevant literature
  • Participating in data collection efforts through interviews and focus group discussions
  • Liaising with and proactively managing a survey partner
  • Performing analyses of nationally representative survey data and summarizing main findings
  • Contributing to writing and leading on scientific papers and peer-reviewed articles; and
  • Contributing to the presentation and dissemination of the study findings to the larger project research team


  • PhD in Urban Studies, Public Policy, Sociology or a closely related field
  • Excellent quantitative skills and experience with leading or managing nationally representative surveys  Excellent qualitative research skills including qualitative data analysis (QDA) and familiarity with QDA software such as NVIVO or Dedoose
  • Knowledge of R a plus
  • An interest in urban health and urban sustainability issues
  • Experience working in (Southeast) Asia
  • Knowledge of the Singaporean context a plus
  • Demonstrably strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of Mandarin, Chinese dialects, Malay or Tamil a plus

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