Assistant Manager (Senior Researcher), Centre for Work and Learning (IAL)
Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road, Singapore 599494
5d ago


This position requires the appointee to undertake research projects and build research capabilities. The appointee will report to the Centre Head with responsibilities which include to :

  • Contribute to and / or conceptualise / design research projects by : participating in engaging stakeholders on policy & practice issues, identifying knowledge gaps and assumptions of system operations that present opportunities for contributions of research developing research idea, and secure feedback from stakeholders, in consultation with the research team and the Reporting Officer (RO) securing the participation of suitable collaborators from academia / industry who could contribute to research project developing and seek approval for research proposal, including the research design and budget & resource plan
  • Lead in data collection by organising research team to design data collection instruments (e.g. interview questions, questionnaire), and secure access to targeted respondents
  • Lead in data analysis by organising the team to conduct data analysis, including specifying data analysis methods and specific areas of inquiry developing the final set of findings and recommendations in conjunction with the research team and RO
  • Produce research outputs and dissemination efforts by : developing the dissemination plan with research team and RO based on the range of stakeholders to be engaged on the final set of findings organising the team to develop research reports, research articles and presentations
  • Develop academic papers, book chapters, and other research articles to be published in recognised platforms such as peer-
  • reviewed journals, reputable book publishers, flagship conferences

  • Contribute to external collaborative research projects
  • Support and develop research capability of interns and research assistants / associates
  • Contribute to awareness of research contributions and processes in the Training & Adult Education (TAE) sector (through e.
  • g. contributing to courses, workshops, supporting individuals, etc.)

  • Oversee all administrative aspects of research project, including procurement of services, project schedule management and budget monitoring
  • The successful appointee will be based in IAL Campus located at Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar.


  • A tertiary qualification, preferably with post-graduate research-based qualifications in Education / Sociology / Political Science / Economics / Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • At least 5 years of work experience, preferably in the relevant research or policy areas. For example, research experience related to any or combinations of, organisations, education systems, digital disruption, work and learning and / or working experience that requires consideration of these issues
  • Research background involving both qualitative and quantitive approaches / mixed methods would be an advantage
  • High level ability to think in the abstract and conceptualise from literature and empirical data
  • A willingness to learn and explore ideas / tools will be a desirable quality
  • Proven ability to write and document research findings and prepare research reports for publication.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
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