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Research Fellow (Centre for Sleep & Cognition)

Date: 09-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Fellow in the Sleep and Health Laboratory, Centre for Sleep and Cognition, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (https://sites.google.com/site/sleepandhealthlab/home).  Research at the Sleep and Health Laboratory focuses on the importance of sleep in cognitive, mental, and physical health. Appointments will be made on a 2-year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.


Purpose of the post

The successful candidate will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the various studies on time. The Research Fellow’s principal role will be to work in study management, data collection and analyses, as well as manuscript and report writing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will need to:

  1. oversee the general management of studies; 
  2. undertake the day to day running of the various studies, e.g. data collection in the laboratory and at participants’ homes;
  3. process and analyse data;
  4. prepare articles for publication in academic journals;
  5. assist in preparing funding proposals, as well as both progress and final reports of the studies;
  6. coordinate research across research groups both within and beyond Singapore;
  7. maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures; 
  8. assist with any other duties of a similar nature that are delegated by the PI.


The applicant should:

  1. have a PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Science, or a related discipline;
  2. a demonstrated interest and good background in conducting human subjects research, including a track record of publication;
  3. be able to work independently and supervise a team of research assistants;
  4. have a good written and oral command of English (preferably Chinese as well as candidate may need to face caregivers of children who can only speak Chinese); and
  5. be able to use SPSS / SAS / R / Matlab; good command of E-prime and Python would be an advantage.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Successful candidates are expected to start by mid 2022.

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Dean's Office (Medicine)

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 8622