Research Fellow, Child Health and Development

13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Research Fellow (Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development)

The Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development or CHILD was established under the umbrella of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) with the Lien Foundation. In collaboration with partners - the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) and A*STAR’s Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), CHILD brings together experts in the field of translational research, child development, and implementation science to help give children the best start to life.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Research Fellow to join the multidisciplinary CHILD team to work on the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote child health and development. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and lead translational research projects using new and existing data sets.

Job Responsibilities

Undertake and contribute to a variety of research-related activities including but not limited to:

  • The design, planning, and execution of research projects using quantitative, behavioural and qualitative methods.
  • Analysis and interpretation of multidimensional data sets.
  • Writing of research reports, peer-reviewed publications and research proposals.
  • Dissemination activities in internal and external meetings and at national and international conferences.
  • Working closely with the team lead, cross-disciplinary research teams and local and international collaborators.  
  • Working closely with children, families, and stakeholders from across the early childhood sector.
  • Supervision of research students, interns and research assistants where required.


  • A PhD in Psychology/Behavioral Science/Developmental Psychology or a related discipline
  • Research experience demonstrating cross-disciplinary integration
  • Keen interest in the area of early child development and/or health behaviours, including eating behaviours.
  • A strong grounding in quantitative, qualitative and/or behavioural research methods and data analysis.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications
  • A team player with an ability to work independently
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented
  • Experience working with children and/or families and an interest in applied research is an asset for this position.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and full CV, and are encouraged to contact Dr. Keri McCrickerd ( directly with any questions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Covid-19 Message

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 : Dean's Office (Medicine)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17950

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