Senior/Research Fellow (CHILD)

Date: 12 Jun 2024

Location: YONG LOO LIN SCH OF MEDICINE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Senior/Research Fellow to join the Centre for Holistic Initiatives (CHILD) for Learning and Development, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. CHILD brings together experts in the field of translational research, child health and development, and implementation science to accelerate the use of evidence in policy and practice and give every child the best start in life.


The successful candidate will support the Centre by i) conducting research and evidence synthesis projects aligned to the Centre’s strategy and key priorities, ii) preparing reports, publications and materials for funding bids, iii) providing supervision and mentorship to junior researchers, and iv) facilitating workshops and engagement activities. 


Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the team leads, cross-disciplinary research teams and collaborators. 
  • Design, plan, undertake and deliver research and evaluation projects using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Perform evidence synthesis activities, including systematic and rapid reviews.
  • Lead on writing for reports, peer-reviewed publications and grant proposals for a variety of audiences.
  • Contribute and lead, where appropriate, research dissemination activities at internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Provide supervision and mentorship of research students, interns and research assistants, where required.
  • Work closely with stakeholders from across the early childhood sector.


A PhD in Psychology/Behavioral Science/Developmental Psychology/Education/Public Health or a related discipline.


Experience: Candidates with experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Implementation Science
  • Behavioural or Social Sciences applied to child health/development
  • Programme Evaluation
  • Education/Health Services or Applied Research
  • Epidemiology


The candidate should also possess:

  • Experience in undertaking or leading independent research studies, including evidence synthesis projects, as appropriate for career stage.
  • A strong grounding in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, evidence synthesis and data analysis.
  • Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presentations in international or national scientific conferences, commensurate with career stage.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • A team player with an ability to work independently.
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented

Application Process

Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of three (3) referees to this job portal.


The appointment title and salary grade will be commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and full CV via the NUS careers portal. Applicants can email with any questions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


What Being Successful in the Role Looks Like: The successful candidate will work closely, collaboratively and competently as part of an interdisciplinary team within CHILD. They will have excellent writing, presentation, and project management skills. They can perform data analysis/data visualization and willingly learns from others and shares knowledge with others. He or she fits into, supports, and builds up CHILD’s open and positive work culture.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Dean-Med-Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 24854