The Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education comprises the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) and Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL). The Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (Singapore),...

The Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education comprises the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) and Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL).

The Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), is looking for three Research Scientists to join our research efforts. We are interested in candidates with expertise in Student-Generated Designs, Game-based Learning, Mobile Learning, Embodied Cognition, Educational Neuroscience, Learning Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence in Education. Interdisciplinary interests, epistemological and methodological perspectives and expertise are valued. Candidates with appropriate qualifications and relevant research experience are encouraged to apply for the positions. Successful applicants will work with a team of faculty and researchers to methodically develop and examine a wide range of designs for learning and teaching in real ecologies, both in and out of Singapore schools. They will also participate in research initiatives that cut across various projects in the Office of Education Research (OER), National Institute of Education. More information on OER and the research centres can be found at http://www.nie.edu.sg/office-education-research/research-centres.

LSL Research Scientists

Job level Senior
Education Doctorate or above
Location Singapore
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Education / Training > Others
Science / Lab / Research > Laboratory
Published On 22/09/2016

Requirements of Position

  1. Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. learning sciences, educational psychology, computer science, and other related disciplines);
  2. A passion for and a track record of research in specific areas;
  3. Proficiency in statistical and psychometric concepts, analysis, and interpretation (preferred);
  4. Experience in designing and carrying out an interventionist research agenda
  5. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  6. Excellent communication (verbal and written English) and inter-personal skills;

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will collaborate with colleagues within LSL as well as working on their own projects. Candidates will also be expected to participate in research of strategic importance to the LSL and OER, as well as to contribute to some administrative service, teaching, and/or supervision of students.

  1. To conceptualize, design, implement and sustain a productive research program
  2. To publish research in reputable journals or other outlets as is customary in his/her field
  3. To establish professional connections with local and international practitioners involved in the specific area of research
  4. To supervise research teams (applicable only for PIs with grants)
  5. To make available his/her expertise to NIE colleagues through, for example, consultancy to project teams other than their own, and facilitation of professional development workshops
  6. To contribute to some administrative services, teaching, and/or supervision of students.

Closing Date

Review of applicants will continue until suitable candidates are found.

Other Information

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualification and experience

Application
Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

  1. Application form for Academic Position (Personal Particulars Form)
  2. A cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position
  3. A resume including a publication list, names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment
  4. Please also forward 1 to 3 of your best publications for our reference
  5. Research statement indicating your research interest
  6. Any other documents that demonstrates your qualifications

Please indicate the position number (LSL RS_Jun16) in the email subject heading and send your application to oerjob@nie.edu.sg

Note to applicants

  1. You will receive an auto-reply acknowledging receipt of your email application.
  2. We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).
  3. By responding to this job advertisement, you are deemed to consent to NIE collecting, using and disclosing your personal data for the purpose of assessing your job application.