Research Assistant (Office of Education Research) [SUG 01/18 SBQ]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on a 6-month part-time (50%) contract at the Office of Education Research (OER), Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD). 

    Project Title: Developing a reading fluency instrument for bilingual primary school children in Singapore  

    Project Introduction: The project aims to pilot and finalize a Chinese version of a reading fluency instrument. The finalized instrument can be used for future studies as well as serve as a useful assessment tool for teachers.
    • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Interest in reading and bilingual research
    • Able to conduct literature searches and write literature reviews 
    • Able to create, implement and validate tests independently
    • Highly competent in statistical analysis 
    • Highly proficient in spoken and written Chinese as the Research Assistant is required to develop a reading fluency instrument in the language.
    • Familiar with quantitative research
    • Experience in working with primary schools
    • Possess effective communication skills
  • The Research Assistant will assist the PrincipaI Investigator (PI) in the following:

    • Literature review
    • Coordinating with schools  
    • Develop, pilot, and validate the reading fluency test 
    • Where necessary, conduct interviews with participating children to refine test items
      Other tasks as assigned by the PI
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    • Application form for Research Positions
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this position
    • Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
    • Other documents to support your qualifications

    Please send your application to:

    Dr Sun Baoqi
    Research Scientist
    Centre for Research in Child Development
    Office of Education Research
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3075

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

  • 27 August 2018
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