Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst (Social Lab)

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a policy research think-tank in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Its centre for social indicators research, the IPS Social Lab, is seeking a Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst to support the Head of the Social Lab in survey project management, conduct research and provide high-quality and rigorous analysis.

The job scope includes:

  • Managing research projects including liaising with funders, vendors and fieldwork supervisors
  • Conducting literature reviews and developing research frameworks
  • Conducting and interpreting cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative data analysis using multivariate techniques such as multi-level modelling, cluster and discriminant analyses.
  • Ensuring data collection is in accordance with academic standards and rigour and administering data cleaning and quality control
  • Conducting focus group discussions and managing and coordinating workshops and seminars
  • Communicating survey findings through reports, journal papers and conference presentations

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate strong capabilities in research management, operational procedures, and verbal and written communication
  • Have a strong background in statistical analyses with experience in qualitative research
  • Be adept at using statistical software, e.g., SPSS/R/MPlus. Knowledge of SQL will be an advantage
  • Possess an interest in social and policy issues in Singapore
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience
  • For the Senior Research Analyst role, candidates should have a postgraduate degree in either the Social Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, or Statistics, with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. They should also have some leadership experience and demonstrate the ability to motivate junior colleagues

What you can expect from the job:

The Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst will have the opportunity to work on research projects initiated by the Institute, government and the non-profit sectors using mainly quantitative research methods. This role will suit individuals who enjoy synthesising data and who want to contribute to the analysis of pertinent social issues.

To apply:

Please e-mail a statement of interest (of not more than 600 words), resume, the name/contact details of a referee, and a sample of your written work to the e-mail address below.

Ms Lynn Lee
Senior Associate Director
Institute of Policy Studies
DID: +65 6601 3222

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