Research Associate (Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality) [SPAQ Surveys and Projects]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Associate on a 24-month contract at the Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality

    Project Title: Strategic Planning and Academic Quality Surveys and Projects

    Project Introduction: The Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality (SPAQ) takes the lead in helping to promote a culture of continuous self-improvement and the adoption of best practices to aid institute-wide planning, decision-making and quality assurance. Through the gathering of evidence-based feedback from various stakeholders, trend analysis and academic reviews, SPAQ provides insights and analysis to aid leadership decisions as well as programmatic and pedagogical enhancements.
  • Essential

    • A degree (with honours) in fields like statistics or applied mathematics, data analytics, physics or relevant subjects or at least 3 years of experience in applied mathematics, data collection and analysis, data analytics, or other quantitative disciplines
    • Strong background in statistical concepts and calculations
    • Literature review skills
    • Strong conceptualising and data analysis skills
    • Experience with experimental design, sampling and analysis
    • Strong capability in using SPSS for complex statistical analysis, such as multi-level regressions
    • Innovative, strong analytical and algorithmic problem-solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
    • Ability to work as part of a team and with other departments


    • A Master’s degree
    • Experience in survey administration
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
    • Experience in working with teachers and students in Singapore schools
    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Conduct trend research and analysis
    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Administer surveys to internal and external students and stakeholders 
    • Assist in the production of strategic planning research reports and presentations
    • Prepare executive summaries of international and local news
    • Manage research data and maintain research records
    • Preparation of research reports including literature review to relevant stakeholders
    • Manage research process and keep up-to-date research records and meetings
    • Assist in ad-hoc and special assignments / corporate events as required 
    • Handle day-to-day project matters and other administrative details
  • 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:

    A/P David Ng
    Head, Academic Quality
    Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 67903255

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

  • 22 August 2018
  • NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.