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Job Description

The position will report to the RD/IC of Institute of Adult Learning (IAL). It supports the knowledge creation initiative and evaluation / impact measurement of the Centre with the conceptualization and execution of research projects and related activities related to learning innovation in Singapore. He/she also leads other activities such as conceptualising and organising of roundtables, content creation for the iN.LAB microsite in the form of horizon scanning, trend monitoring, articles or case studies, as well as conducting evaluation and impact measurement activities such as collection and analysis of post-event data, and other relevant information and data related projects. Key activities related to these responsibilities include:

Lead the design, development and implementation of specific research projects including:
A. Conceptualise and develop research proposal;
B. Prepare and plan research project logistics, schedule and activities.
C. Review, collate and analyse literature and findings;
D. Design research instruments;
E. Propose the different research techniques appropriate at different stages of the project;
F. Data gathering, processing and cleaning in preparation for data mining and analysis;
G. Analysis and research writing in required formats (reports, papers, articles); and
H. Manages the bibliographies and literature review of the research reports.


  • Plan and conduct engagement activities with the research team and stakeholders to support the intended outcomes of the research projects.
  • Manage and maintain the research data bases as required.
  • Write up and report on research activities as required.
  • Participate in the evaluation of tenders for approved IC projects.
  • Plan, manage and implement research events including roundtables, seminars, visiting speaker engagements, focus groups and research related activities.
  • Collaborate on other relevant research projects (e.g. RD) including conceptualization, scoping, designing, collecting data, analysis, and dissemination.
  • Write and produce papers and publications to inform IAL’s innovation activities and efforts and inform the community of the trends and developments in learning innovation.
  • Contribute to evaluation efforts of IAL’s initiatives and efforts in learning innovation.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • A degree in the humanities/ arts and social sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate research degree.
  • At least 2 years of work experience, preferably in the relevant research or policy areas, such as research experience related to any or combinations of learning and development, adult education, learning and performance, work and learning and/or working experience that requires consideration of these issues.
  • Sound analytical skills and a strong interest in development as a researcher in the field of adult and continuing education and learning innovation.
  • Good report writing, communication, administrative and project management skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Work experience in an innovation projects or participation in an innovation team in the workplace an advantage

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