Senior Research Scientist / Research Scientist in Child Development National Institute of Education Singapore

Senior Research Scientist / Research Scientist in Child Development


The Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD)was established in 2017 with funding from the Singapore Ministry of Education.Hosted at the National Institute of Education, the Centre will conduct studies focusing on factors that influence the course of development from early to middle childhood. Please visit our website at for more information.

We invite applications for Senior Research Scientists and Research Scientists to join our efforts, in the following areas of child development:

  1. Methodology
  2. Socioemotional development
  3. Numeracy & Math development

We are interested in candidates with expertise in the design and analysis of longitudinalstudies, growth modelling, and multi-level modelling that involves complex sampling structures.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (i.e. quantitative psychology, cognitive-developmental psychology, developmental science, educational neuroscience);
  • Minimum 5 years postdoctoral experience (for senior position);
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a research team and mentor junior research staff (for senior position);
  • Demonstrable track record in the following areas:

-         High quality publications (please provide samples and information on the quality and impact of your work based on citations and ranking of journal publications);

-         Planning and writing research projects that are funded through competitive peer-reviewed funding processes

-         Independence in research (i.e. senior authorship/sole authorship of high-quality publications and invited presentations at conferences);

  • Proficiency inthe design and testing of instruments is desirable;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills(spoken and written English);
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.


  • Collaborate with colleagues to design and implement the centre’sresearch programme
  • Take a leading role in the development of research projects and programmes and in seeking and pursuing appropriate external funding;
  • Disseminate the outcomes of research in peer-reviewed publications of international standing;
  • Manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with your programme of research;
  • Supervise Master’s and Ed.D. students;
  • Contribute to the supervision of PhD students;
  • Participate in research of strategic importance to NIE;
  • Participate in the wider research and service activities ofNIE.

Closing Date

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

Applicants attending the EARLI conference in Finland (29 Aug – 2 Sep 2017) are welcome to meet up with our Search Chair, Assoc Prof Kerry Lee. He can be contacted via email at

Salary will commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience. Queries regarding the position should be directed to


Interested applicants should complete and submit the following documents:

  • Application formfor academic positions (Personal Particulars Form) from;
  • Cover letter addressing how you meet each of the requirements of this position;
  • Resume including your publication list and names of three referees;
  • 3 of your best publications;
  • Research statement indicating your research expertise, interests, and future directions.

Please indicate the position number (CRCD SRS/RS) in the e-mail subject heading and send your application to

Note to applicants:

  1. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email).
  2. By responding to this job advertisement, you are deemed to consent to NIE collecting, using and disclosing your personal data for the purpose of assessing your job application.

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