Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist in Centre for Research in Child Development (Office of Education Research)

  • 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 infancy through middle childhood. The Centre is interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    Cognitive development 
    Socioemotional development
    Development of bilingual and biliteracy competencies
    Development of children at risk or those with disabilities
    Quantitative methods and/or longitudinal study design
    Innovative pedagogical intervention 
    Candidates with appropriate qualifications and relevant research experience are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will work with a team of researchers at CRCD.
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    We invite applications for the position of Senior Research Scientist / Research Scientist to join our efforts.


  •  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. developmental psychology, developmental science, child development, educational psychology, linguistics, early intervention, or special education)
    Minimum 2 years of post-PhD experience (Research Scientist) or 5 years of post-PhD experience (Senior Research Scientist);
    Demonstrated ability to lead a research team;
    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.
  • Responsibilities of Research Scientists
    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; 
    Participate in research of strategic importance to NIE; 
    Participate in the wider research and service activities of NIE;

    Responsibilities of Senior Research Scientists
    Mentor junior faculty and research staff in CRCD; and
    Supervise students by research and/or dissertation (i.e. supervise MA/MSc students and / or co-supervise EdD students).


  • Applicants should complete and submit the following document/s: 

    • Application form for academic positions (Personal Particulars Form)
    • A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
    • A resume including a publication list, names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
    • 1 to 3 of your best publications 
    • Research statement indicating your research interests
    • Any other documents that demonstrate your qualifications
      Please indicate the position number (CRCD RS/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.

  • Queries regarding the position should be directed to