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Senior Researcher (Qualitative / Mixed Methods Research)

Research Division

(2-year contract), Qualitative / Mixed Methods Social Science Researcher

Who We Are

As Singapore's first institute for lifelong learning, the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) champions inclusivity to bring education to all and ensure that they are given equal opportunities to develop to their fullest potential in our diverse learning environment. We advocate for the same for our people. We believe everyone should have equal opportunities and develop to their fullest potential in their careers. Embark on an exciting lifelong journey with us in making a positive difference in your career and serving our society. 

The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), an autonomous institute of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, is at the forefront of building capabilities and continuing professional development for an effective, innovative and responsive adult learning sector.

The IAL Research Division champions applied and innovative research grounded in academic rigour to provide a strong knowledge base for the development of practice in CET, sustainable economic and workforce performance, and informed policies and practices. Using interdisciplinary approaches employing both quantitative and qualitative techniques, the research covers CET system design and practices, adult education, lifelong learning, jobs, skills, careers, labour market issues, pedagogy, andragogy, and praxis, among others.

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What You Will Be Doing

In this position, the appointee will support the design and conduct of qualitative research projects, reporting to the Assistant Director. The responsibilities of the Researcher include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Design, develop and implement specific research projects including:
    1. Conducting literature review
    2. Designing research instruments
    3. Sourcing for research participants and collecting data
    4. Performing data analysis
    5. Performing research writing in required formats (reports, papers, articles)
    6. Managing data assets
    7. Performing other project administrative duties
  2. Conduct dissemination activities such as seminars, webinars and conferences, as well translation of materials into outputs suitable for reaching out to non-research stakeholders
  3. Perform any other duties, including cross-divisional projects or events, that may be assigned by the management from time to time to meet the needs of the organisation and changing environment.

Job Requirements

  • A degree in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Candidates with a graduate research degree will have an advantage.
  • Interest to pursue research in the field of economic development and social equity, as regards to work, employment, learning, skills, labour markets and technology
  • At least 3 years of work experience in research and/or policy areas using qualitative and/or mixed methods. Those without the requisite experience may still apply.
  • Sound analytical skills, with capacity to connect theoretical knowledge to current and emerging societal issues
  • Resourceful and respectful in engaging research participants, meeting ethical standards expected in research
  • Good report writing, communication, administrative and project management skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team  
  • The successful appointee will be based in IAL Campus located at Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar.

What Do We Offer

At SUSS, we advocate the Spirit of Learning and pride ourselves as lifelong learners. You will gain access to various learning platforms and plenty of development opportunities to support your growth in a meaningful career!  

Besides that, you will also get: 

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Hybrid Work Arrangement (Subject to Job Role)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Flex Benefits
  • Family Care Leaves
  • Volunteer Services Leaves
  • Wellness & Recreation Activities
  • Lifelong Learning Opportunities
  • Career Development Opportunities through Internal Job Postings and Transfers.

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