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Research Associate, NUS Business School

Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Psychology, Social Sciences
Job Type
Research Related, Research Associate
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the role

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral research associate position in the Department of Management and Organization. We are seeking individuals who have the ability and commitment to conduct excellent scholarly research in the areas of Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in the broad areas of gender and diversity in organizations, interpersonal relations, and dysfunctional workplace behaviors (such as incivility, harassment). Candidates with related research interests are also welcome to apply.

The research associate will focus primarily on conducting high-quality research for publication in top management and psychology journals and will work closely with Associate Professor Sandy Lim and her research team. This position is intended to allow promising young scholars to sharpen their research skills in preparation for a full-time faculty position in management, applied psychology, or related fields.

The research associate is expected to be physically based in Singapore for the duration of the role. Relocation funding is not provided. However, we offer a competitive salary and there are no teaching obligations tied to this role. The position is renewable for an additional year contingent on performance.

NUS provides a supportive environment for research. There is a strong research culture and solid research infrastructure (e.g. ample academic resources in the libraries, rigorous ethics review processes); cross-departmental collaborations and industry research collaborations are also encouraged. Faculty from NUS Business School have published in top journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and PNAS. The Management and Organisation Department at NUS is one of the most productive and highly cited in the world.

Job Description

  • Design and conduct research projects that utilize different methodologies (e.g., surveys, experiments, interviews)
  • Communicate research findings at conferences and research meetings
  • Prepare research papers for submission to academic journals
  • Manage datasets and maintain data integrity


Education and Research Experience

  • PhD in psychology, management, organizational behavior, or a related field 
  • Applicants who are in the process of completing their PhDs should have it before they begin work
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting management / psychological research
  • Experience in publishing in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Strong data analytical skills in quantitative research (e.g. proficiency in statistical software such as SPSS, MPlus, R, etc.) and willingness to learn and master new statistical skills independently


  • Highly organized and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email the following documents to Dr. Angeline Lim at with the email title “Postdoctoral Research Associate”.

  1. Cover letter highlighting career goals and relevant experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Reference letters (2-3)
  5. Sample publications (e.g. published journal articles, accepted conference papers). If the publication is multi-authored, please describe your contribution.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Business
Department: Management And Organisation
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21089

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