Research Assistant, CHI Study

09 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

NUS Mind-Science Centre, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

The Mind-Science Centre is under the direction of the NUS Department of Psychological Medicine. It focuses on the delivery of community-based interventions through evidence-based research without the use of drugs. MSC undertakes mental research across the age continuum and translates the outcomes into effective and scalable interventions in communities across Singapore and Asia.

The MSC has embarked on the region’s first multi-disciplinary and intergenerational ageing research – the “CHI Study”. The Study aims to investigate the biological, psychological and social factors that affect the ageing process, with the ultimate goal of putting in place nation-wide measures that help the elderly age well. The CHI Study has 10 cross-disciplinary co-investigators to holistically assess and develop potential interventions for older adults, as well as possible inter-generational interventions for those living with families.

Job Scope

  • Plan, organise and co-ordinate field work under the CHI Study.
  • Assist in screening, recruitment and consent taking of participants.
  • Conduct and administer assessments directly with participants.
  • Maintain, track and update of all related administration and researchdocuments.
  • Manage research data, data entry, data cleaning and ethics/legalcompliance.
  • Conduct hypothesis-driven data analysis.
  • Perform literature review and assist in writing research papers forpublication and conference presentation.


  • Good Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from a recognised institution is preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years working experience in academic or clinical research, preferable with prior experience working with the elderly.
  • Experience in conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments is preferred, otherwise necessary training will be provided.
  • Able to perform analysis using statistical software such as SPSS.
  • Knowledge in research ethics and completed the CITI.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Team-oriented with strong coordination and organisational skills, but still able to work independently.
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice is a plus.

Contact and Additional Info

Applicants should send in their cover letter, CV, three referee letters, and a writing sample of their past academic work to Mr Lim Zhi Hao ( Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible for an interview.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Psychological Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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