Research Assistant (CFPR, NUS)

23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic and capable full-time Research Associate and/or Research Assistant for the above project at the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. CFPR 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.

Background on the project

The global trend of increasing proportion of older adult population who never had a child in their lives is historically unprecedented and has raised grave concerns around the world about challenges in old-age support. A key feature of this study is to compare childless aging in Singapore and Thailand – two of Southeast Asia’s most aged societies. The comparative study will examine the demographics of childless older populations, pathways to childlessness, and the well-being of childless older persons using both quantitative and qualitative research approaches.

Job description

The Research Associate/Research Assistant is expected to provide research support and administrative responsibility for the project with A/Prof Bussarawan (Puk) Teerawichitchainan (Sociology/CFPR, NUS) as the Principal Investigator and A/Prof Christine Ho (Economics, SMU) as the co-Principal Investigator. The duties of the Research Associate/Research Assistant include the following:

  • Assist PI and co-PI with data analysis, literature review, and prepare research manuscripts;
  • Assist PI and co-PI with administrative coordination for the project;
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned

Possible commencement is March/April 2023. The appointment will be tenable for a period of six months with a possibility for extension. Review of applications will start till the position is filled.


  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Policy, or Health Sciences.
  • We are willing to consider candidates with bachelor’s degree with strong quantitative or qualitative research background;
  • Experience with statistical packages such as STATA and analyses of large survey data is preferred;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skill and interpersonal skills

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Sociology and Anthropology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18905

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