Research Assistant/Associate – Urban Psychology Lab

Singapore University of Technology & Design

Singapore

November 30, 2022

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Research Assistant/Associate – Urban Psychology Lab

Job no: 495188 Work type: Contract, full-time Location: Singapore Categories: Bachelor Degree, Masters, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Others

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design is looking for full-time Research Assistants/Associates to join the Urban Psychology Lab.

About Us:

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), established in 2012, is a research centre at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. LKYCIC aims to stimulate research on cities and urbanisation, and explore the role of technology, design and policy in providing urban solutions.

We are looking for quantitative and qualitative early-career researchers interested in behavioural research to join the Urban Psychology Lab.

Ongoing projects at the Lab are at the intersections of sustainability, environment and health.

  • Analysing the impacts of contemporary socio-technical trends on transportation systems in urban areas
  • Developing and piloting innovative community-led initiatives to promote behaviour change in sustainability
  • Investigating human-wildlife interactions in Singapore and similar hyper- urbanised environments
  • About the Position:

    This position is ideal for someone who is excited about applied research and is looking to gain experience for a future career in research. You will:

  • Research and write literature reviews
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator and research team to craft research projects, including the formulation of research questions and hypotheses, and choosing appropriate methodologies
  • Conduct fieldwork and data collection activities
  • Conduct data analysis
  • Help prepare manuscripts and reports for publication
  • Communicate research with public and private stakeholders and collaborators
  • Provide administrative support for research projects
  • Duration:

    This is a contract position. The initial term of appointment will be 1 year, extensible to longer terms upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.

    Requirements:

    For applicants of the Research Assistant/Associate position:

  • A Bachelors or Masters in psychology, urban studies, geography, sociology or closely-related areas
  • An interest in behaviour change, urban issues, sustainability, environment and health
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Sound organisational and data management skills
  • How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are to submit their full CV, cover letter (optional), two references, and two English writing samples to Dr Samuel Chng at samuelchng@sutd.edu.sg. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Applications close: 30 Nov 2022 Singapore Standard Time

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