Research Fellow (Social Lab)

Job description:

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. IPS is seeking to hire a Research Fellow on a two-year contract. This individual will report to the Head of IPS Social Lab and will have the opportunity to deepen critical research skills and domain knowledge as well as benefit from exposure to intellectual exchange and networking.

The job scope includes:

  • Contributing to and managing research projects
  • Conceptualising methodology and presenting to stakeholders
  • Ensuring data collection is in accordance with academic standards and rigour
  • Analysing data and writing/editing articles and books
  • Organising conferences and presenting findings to policymakers and other stakeholders.

Applicants must:

  • Have a PhD in a Social Science discipline or related field from a reputable university
  • Possess the ability to work independently and manage a project from start to end, including conceptualisation, design, analysis, reporting writing and presentation
  • Have a strong understanding of social and policy issues in Singapore
  • Have a strong background in statistical analyses; demonstrate experience in research, fieldwork and data collection; and have excellent writing, analytical and presentation skills
  • Have a track record of research publication, with experience in supervising junior researchers

What you can expect from the job:

The Research Fellow will have the opportunity to work in a research team that examines a range of social policy issues. Researchers in the team work on a variety of projects initiated by the Institute, government and the non-profit sectors using mainly quantitative methods. The Research Fellow will be able to engage in a number of research projects, co-author articles, books and reports with other members of the research team and contribute to the analysis of pertinent social issues. This job will suit academics or senior public officers who are keen to explore new and/or emerging techniques in social policy research.

To apply:

Please e-mail a statement of interest (of not more than 600 words), resume and two samples of your best written work to:

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.)