Research Assistant, Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study

30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Job Opportunity at National University of Singapore for Research Project on "Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study"

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable full-time Research Assistant for the above project at the Centre for Family and Population Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. The appointment will be tenable for a period of 1 year at the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.

The Centre for Family and Population Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), NUS, is dedicated to scientific advancement of research and training in the study of trends, determinants, and consequences of family and population changes, particularly changes in Asia.This project is led by Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung to investigate the trends and patterns of family change in East Asia or Southeast Asia, and the research assistant will collaborate with the PI to publish relevant research in international journals.

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS. [1]

[1]  MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures


The Research Assistant is expected to provide research support and has administrative responsibility for the project with Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung (Sociology / CFPR) as the Principal Investigator (PI), and duties will include the following:

  • Assist PI with some administrative coordination for the project; 
  • Assist PI with literature review;
  • Data analysis and writing of reports;
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned

The candidate should possess the following:

  • A Master's or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Social Sciences discipline from a recognized university;
  • Strong quantitative research skills;
  • Strong organizational skill and interpersonal skills;
  • Previous research experience and involvement with surveys is preferred

More Information

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following list of documents -

  1. Cover letter and Resume (outlining interest, qualifications, expected salary and publications if any)
  2. Copies of degree scrolls and transcript of grades
  3. Three official letters of recommendation

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email. For more information, please visit the website of Centre for Family and Population Research.

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