Research Scientist/ Senior Research Scientist (Ph.D) in Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Wellbeing

Website Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education (NIE)

Title: Research Scientist/ Senior Research Scientist (Ph.D) in Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Wellbeing

Department: Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education (NIE)

Location: Singapore

 

Since 1 April 2008, OER has led efforts to spearhead programmes grounded in the principles of advancing research, development and innovation at NIE. The Office is committed to providing the resources and support systems – through the governance, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research – that will produce high-quality education research with impact on policy and practice. NIE’s research is guided by the Research and Development Framework – a policy-driven, evidence-based framework that guides academic and research staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Singapore schools and to build on NIE’s standing as a leading international research institution.

The Office aims to conduct rigorous, relevant multidisciplinary research and development that inform policy, pedagogy and practice in Singapore and internationally. With a strong focus on advancing knowledge in the 5 priority areas above, the Office provides researchers with valuable research opportunities and platforms to enhance their global academic profile.

The Office is looking for Research Scientists/Senior Research Scientists to join their research efforts in the priority area of Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Wellbeing (LLCW). LLCW brings together perspectives from learning sciences and analytics, educational psychology and sociology to advance knowledge and innovation at the nexus of lifelong learning, cognition and wellbeing. In addition, the Office provides Research Scientists with valuable research opportunities and the platform to enhance their global academic profile. The Office is dedicated to their interests by providing grant opportunities such as the Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP), a pool of research funds administered by the Office and supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

 

Requirement

For Research Scientists

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (i.e. educational psychology, social psychology, positive psychology / positive education, learning sciences, educational neuroscience, health psychology, and related areas);
  • Minimum 3 years postdoctoral experience;
  • Experience in cutting edge teacher, teaching and learning research and addressing challenges in education;
  • Demonstrable track record in the following areas:
    • Research leadership in a research group or center
    • High quality publications (i.e. quality and impact of academic publisher, citations and ranking of journal publications etc.)
    • Writing of or contribution towards research proposals which are submitted for peer-reviewed funding processes
    • Independence in research (i.e. senior authorship/sole authorship of high-quality publications and invited presentations at conferences);
  • Attainment of funding through a competitive peer-reviewed process;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Experience working with Government stakeholders

For Senior Research Scientists

  • Minimum 5 years postdoctoral experience;
  • Demonstrable track record in the following areas:
    • Research leadership in a research centre or in a large competitive, peer-reviewed research grant
    • Supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Experience engaging with diverse stakeholders including Government stakeholders, Community Organizations and the Public

Candidates with suitable qualifications and experience may be considered for a Principal Research Scientist position.

 

Responsibilities

Research Scientists

  • Take a leading role in the further development of research programmes and in seeking and pursuing appropriate external funding;
  • Apply for and conduct quality research and work collaboratively to charge new directions for teacher, teaching, and learning research;
  • Disseminate the outcomes of the research including in peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing;
  • Participate fully in the wider research and service activities to OER/NIE;
  • Take responsibility for, manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with your programme of research

Senior Research Scientists

  • Mentor junior faculty and research staff in CRPP;
  • Supervise students by research and/or dissertation (i.e. supervise MA / MSc students and / or co-supervise EdD students)

 

How to apply

Please click on this link: https://www.nie.edu.sg/about-us/careers/vacancies/academic-positions/research-scientist-senior-research-scientist-in-lifelong-learning-cognition-and-wellbeing-(office-of-education-research) and under application tab, applicants should complete and submit the documents to oerjob@nie.edu.sg. Please also indicate the position code (SOLAR: LLCW) in the email subject / title.

 

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

 

To apply for this job email your details to oerjob@nie.edu.sg