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Research Assistant (Statistics)

Closing date
5 Jan 2024

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant for ongoing projects in population aging, elderly health, and retirement finance at the LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. The appointment is tenable for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. 

The Research Assistant is expected to provide research support to Asst Professor Joelle Fong ( who is the Principle Investigator for the 5-year research programme covering 2023-2027. The successful candidate should have a background in statistics and quantitative methods, be proficient in R and STATA, and have a strong willingness to learn about new topics and tools. Good written and spoken English is required. 

Terms and conditions: 

Possible commencement is towards September 2023. The appointment will be tenable for a period of one year with a possibility for extension. Review of applications will start till the position is filled. 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the full-time RA include: 

  • Assist with data analysis in R and STATA (and data collection/ cleaning); 
  • Assist with literature review and questionnaire design; 
  • Administrative support for research projects in the 5-year research programme; 
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Statistics, or Data science/analytics, or 
  • Quantitative economics/finance; 
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply; 
  • Previous experience in aging-related projects is preferred; 
  • Previous RA working experience in academic research is preferred; 
  • Self-motivated and have attention to detail; 
  • Able to commit to at least 1 year of service.

Job Application

Invitation to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the following list of documents via email: , with the subject title: “Applying for Research Assistant (Statistics) position”:

  1. Cover letter (stating interest, qualifications, relevant research experience, and expected salary) Please also state when you can begin work, if you are selected for the role. 
  2. Curriculum vitae (four-page max) 
  3. Two writing samples (e.g. essays, written reports, short articles) 

(We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus
Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Department: Research Team
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21426

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