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Research Assistant / Associate (CARE)

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Date: 16-Oct-2021

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) is an academic research centre based in Duke-NUS Medical School. Drawing on its interdisciplinary expertise and collaborations across medical, social, psychological, economic and environmental perspectives, CARE conducts leading-edge research on the medical and social determinants of successful ageing. 


CARE is a vibrant workplace with individuals from diverse academic and personal backgrounds and with a range of interests. We have a position available for a Research Assistant/ Research Associate with interest and background in qualitative research. The role and responsibilities of this position will include but not limited to the following: -


  • Work with the qualitative team at CARE to assist with the design and implementation of new studies/ programmes.
  • Work on current studies investigating these core research themes: Social Inclusion/ Engagement across the Life-Course, Building the Resilience of Older Persons, Integrated Models of Community Care, Systems Modelling and Segmentation for future planning. 
  • Support project management tasks, including questionnaire development, managing project documentation, preparing reports, and coordinating with survey research firms and other agencies.
  • Assist with CARE’s other initiatives where required.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (Research Assistant) / Master’s degree (Research Associate) or equivalent in Sociology/ Anthropology, Social Work, or Public Health.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in qualitative research initiatives (e.g., participatory action research, ethnographic research, evaluation research, culture-centred approach) which demonstrates ability to work with a qualitative research team and conduct fieldwork in local settings with people from different backgrounds.
  • Extensive work experience (at least five years) in Gerontological management and research with a Master’s degree in Sociology/ Anthropology/ Social Work/ Public Health/ Social and Public Policy will be an advantage.
  • Possess previous experience in research project management.
  • Demonstrate ethical considerations, sensitivities and competencies working with older adults and/or vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local ageing, policy and/or health contexts.
  • Experience in using NVIVO 11/12 qualitative analysis software is an added advantage.
  • Have interest in conducting both evaluation and exploratory research that impact policies and programmes relevant to population ageing.
  • Understand the importance of enhancing qualitative research capabilities in the age/healthcare sector.


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.