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Postdoctoral Fellow (Health Implications of Gender Inequality)

Job Description

The Centre for Family and Population Research at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting 2 Postdoctoral Fellows for the project. This research project aims to develop an evidence base on the role of gender inequality in shaping women's health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Using the life course framework, it endeavours to illustrate a series of novel pathways linking gender inequality and gender-based adversities with the health and well-being of women in mid and later-life. The project's objectives include research publications on the topic, the establishment of a global research network on gender inequality and later-life health, and the production of a policy document containing a summary of key research findings, research, and data gaps, as well as policy suggestions.

The postdoc will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PIs to develop multiple research papers. Job duties include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Data management and analyses of survey data
  • Draft and submit papers (at least 3 per year), as a co-author, for publication in high-impact scientific journals with the PI and co-PIs on the project
  • Develop research briefs for public dissemination (at least 1 per year)
  • Assist the PI with project management


Applicants should have:

  1. A Ph.D. in a social science discipline from a recognized university, preferably in disciplines such as Sociology, Demography, Public Policy, Public Health, Gerontology or Economics.
  2. Research expertise in gender, population health, the study of the life course and family demography.
  3. Extensive training in quantitative statistical analyses.
  4. Good record of publications
  5. Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


  • Skills in quantitative research skills such as regression analyses, longitudinal analyses, multilevel modelling, survival analyses among others.
  • Excellent writing and strong communication skills in English, including an ability to present research in both academic and non-academic venues
  • Meticulous and has good project management skills
  • Curiosity and passion to explore new concepts, methodologies and technologies
  • Capable of identifying and learning quickly the most suitable tools for the research
  • Good team player and ability to multitask effectively

More Information:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Kriti Vikram ( Please include a cover letter, full CV and 4 letters of recommendation in your application, out of which one letter must be from the PhD supervisor.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Arts & Social Sciences
Department : Sociology and Anthropology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21692

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