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Postdoctoral Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction

Date: 29-Jan-2023

Location: ARTS & SOC SC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for a full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in human-computer interaction and health communication. The postdoctoral fellow will join the research team of the Principal Investigator Dr. Renwen Zhang, in the Department of Communications and New Media at NUS. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PI and her research team and collaborators on cutting edge research in digital health technologies, human-computer interaction, and AI ethics. 

This position is funded by Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 1. The initial contract will be 1 year with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory job performance and funding availability.


The successful applicant must have:

  • A PhD in communication, human-computer interaction, data science or a related field
  • Experience with conducting surveys and interviews 
  • Experience processing large dataset and implementing mainstream machine learning techniques
  • Proficiency in programming languages, such as R and Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven track record with publications in reputable peer-review journals
  • An ability to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary team


Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking literature reviews
  • Leading on data collection
  • Leading on analysing data using both quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Leading on writing reports, presentations, and publication of results and findings in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings 
  • Assisting the PI with supervision of junior team members
  • Collaborating with researchers in other research institutions

Application Instructions (Application Closing 31 December 2022)

Interested applicants are required to submit a complete application dossier as listed below for full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (You may download the file via this link
  2. Full CV: academic and employment history, degrees obtained, scholarships and awards, post-doctoral and clinical/ residency training (where applicable), other study and research opportunities, Name of PhD supervisor, etc. 
  3. Scanned copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  4. Documents relating to research
    1. A statement (max of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance, and future research plans.
    2. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided).
    3. A complete list of publications
    4. Evidence of impact, e.g. citations (excluding self-citations)
    5. Evidence of international visibility, e.g. invitations to speak, major keynotes and plenary addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, membership on editorial boards of leading journals.
    6. Research awards (if applicable)
  5. Documents relating to service activities and impact
    1. At Department/Faculty/University levels
    2. To the international academic community
    3. To national and international agencies
  6. Diversity Statement
  7. A list of FOUR  Referees (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor). Referees are to submit their letters directly to

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Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Arts & Social Sciences

Department : Communications And New Media

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18230