Senior Research Scientist in Centre for Research in Child Development (OER)

  • 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.

    We invite applications for the position of Senior Research Scientist to join our efforts. We are interested in candidates with expertise in the design and analysis of longitudinal studies, growth modelling, and multi-level modelling that involves complex sampling structures.

    • PhD with specialization in quantitative psychology; 
    • Minimum 5 years postdoctoral experience;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead a research team and mentor junior research staff;
    • 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 in the 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’s research 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 EdD students;
    • Contribute to the supervision of PhD students; 
    • Participate in research of strategic importance to NIE; 
    • Participate in the wider research and service activities of NIE.
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following document/s: 

    • Application Form for Academic Positions
    • 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) in the e-mail subject heading and send your application to

    Note to applicants:
    We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).

  • Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
  • 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