Postdoctoral Fellow, Childless Aging in Singapore and Thailand

15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Job Opportunity at National University of Singapore for
Research Project on Childless Aging in Singapore and Thailand (CAST)

The postdoctoral fellowship is intended for outstanding active researchers to work on a mixed methods study that examines the demographics of childless older populations, pathways to childlessness, and the well-being of childless older persons in Singapore and Thailand. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with PIs A/Prof Bussarawan (Puk) Teerawichitchainan (Sociology, National University of Singapore) and A/Prof Christine Ho (Economics, Singapore Management University) in overseeing research project management, conducting data analysis, writing and publishing research papers.

Terms and conditions

  • The appointment is tenable for a period of one year, with a possibility of renewal;
  • Projected date of commencement: July 2022 (negotiable);
  • The postdoctoral fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package, depending on the candidate‚Äôs qualifications, track record, potential and experience;
  • Other benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to change without prior notice.


The applicant should have the following:


  1. A Ph.D. in a social science discipline from a recognized university, preferably in Sociology, Public Policy Economics, Psychology, and Gerontology; (qualified PhD candidates who expect to graduate by the start date are also welcome to apply)
  2. Research expertise in population aging, family demography, and Asian societies;
  3. Strong quantitative research skills and good publication records;
  4. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  5. Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
  6. Candidates who are also familiar with qualitative data analysis are preferred.

Invitation to apply

To receive full consideration, please send in your application and the following documents. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email.

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Research statement (no more than two pages);
  4. One writing sample (e.g., a published research paper or a dissertation chapter);
  5. Recommendation letters from two referees emailed directly to the Project PI (;
  6. Copies of degree scrolls and transcripts.

For more information, please visit the website of the Centre for Family and Population Research

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department: Dean's Office (Arts & Social Sc.)
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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