Research Associate (Data)

Date: 13 Nov 2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Research Associate / Fellow will join a multi-Agency national longitudinal research project. The project focuses on the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth offenders in Singapore. The target sample is youth offenders and youth at risk. The study will examine the interaction between developmental and environmental factors with regard to offending, and investigates the influence of these factors on successful rehabilitation and reintegration of youth into society.


The Research Associate/ Fellow will perform a crucial role in managing the qualitative study regarding youth offenders’ transition process back into society.


The Research Associate / Fellow will:

  • Prepare interview questions and interview guide
  • Train research assistants for conducting interviews
  • Monitor data collection
  • Code the qualitative data and conduct a thematic analysis
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders
  • Prepare research reports and publications
  • Participate in research-related activities (seminars, workshops, etc.)
  • Provide assistance to coordination duties [between Fieldwork Team and Data Team]
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to the research project


  • A Master’s degree in relevant areas, degree by research or at least two years’ experience in research projects
  • Research experiences in qualitative study
  • Proficient in qualitative research methods and data analysis
  •  Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Excellent work planning and time management skills
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure in a changing environment
  • Good communication skills (e.g., inter-personal skills, ability to present findings to different stakeholders)
  • Strong interest in research in the forensic and rehabilitation field
  • Self-motivated: Able to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Passion for high-impact research

More Information


  • Research experience in research related to offending
  • Publications in scientific journals