Job Openings – October 2018

Project officer / Research Assistant (4 positions available):

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating project meetings, facilitating communication among project personnel
  • Overseeing the day to day lab operations of research projects
  • Overseeing purchase and installation of audio/visual/computing and technical equipment
  • Developing and maintaining project operational procedures, training materials and documents
  • Recruiting subjects on campus and off campus, running experimental procedures.
  • Coordinating data collection, including and working with young children and families.
  • Managing and maintaining project records
  • Learning and performing experimental data pre-processing and analysis
  • Assisting in the preparation and writing of progress reports, scientific presentations, abstracts, manuscripts and publications, including outputs aimed at the general public.
  • Creating visual materials for experimental work and for public communications
  • Performing other ad hoc administrative duties to support the research projects
  • Event planning (from time to time)

Position requirments requirements

  1. At least a 2nd upper class Honours degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive science or related discipline.
  2. Detailed knowledge about the language landscape of Singapore
  3. A friendly manner, excellent communication (verbal and written English) and interpersonal skills
  4. Ability to work with young children and families
  5. High degree of responsibility and maturity
  6. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  7. Ability to communicate in another language of either Chinese, Tamil or Malay will be a required aspect for the position, as the project involves bilingualism research
  8. Experiences in cognitive or psycholinguistics research and/or experience in linguistics and language acquisition in Singapore are highly desirable
  9. Competence in SPSS/Excel, knowledge of Eprime/Presentation and Matlab would be an advantage
  10. Task-orientation, excellent organisational skills, attention to details and accuracy.

Candidates should highlight relevant previous experiences in a cover-letter, where they are encouraged to note their particular experience in a research environment(e.g., a lab) and experience in any of the following domains:

  • Event planning
  • Graphic design/photography/video production
  • Web design/game design/app design
  • Social media/advertising/public broadcastic
  • Audio recording (experience with mics, amps, speakers, audio processing software)
  • Translation/transcription/language teaching/linguistics
  • Working with infants/young children/families in the community

Singaporeans/PRs from minority groups and unconventional backgrounds (e.g., first in family to University) are encouraged to apply

For other job listings in October 2017, see here.

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