Research Associate (Early Childhood and Special Needs Education)
National Institute of Education Singapore
16d ago


The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Associate on a 16-month contract at the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group.

Project Title : Supporting Assistive Technology for Individuals and Stakeholders : Facilitating Acquisition and Providing Service

Project Introduction : Assistive technologies are concerned with helping individuals with disabilities to enhance each individual’s unique area of needs to improve outcomes.

This project seeks to assist stakeholders and individuals with disabilities on assistive technology needs from consideration to acquisition.

The aims of the project are :

1.To identify the considerations involved in determining assistive technology needs relating to perspectives from users, teachers, parents and therapists.

2.To develop a tool kit to assist in the assistive technology decision-making process thereby helping stakeholders make more informed choices.

3.Upon development of the tool kit, to seek feedback to finalize the tool kit with users.

We are looking for a dynamic and responsible individual to meet the primary research needs of the project.


A Master’s degree (outstanding applicants with Bachelors degree with honours will also be considered) Experience and interest in project management, technology, support for students with disabilities is a plus Able to design survey questions and conduct surveys Possesses experience in data collection Able to conduct interviews and transcribe scripts Able to carry out literature review Able to write reports and academic papers At least 3 years professional experience preferably in the field of education, research and analysis Have excellent organisational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


Project management Liaising with partners Design survey and interview questions Conduct surveys and interviews Data collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data Review literature and summarize key findings Draft reports and research papers Perform any other work as assigned by the project team members


Applicantsshould complete and submit the following item / s :

Application form for Research Positions Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position Supporting documents as stated on the job application form Sample of writing Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

Please send your application (soft copies preferred) to :

A / P Wong Meng Ee

Early Childhood & Special Needs Education Academic Group

National Institute of Education

Tel : (65) 6790 3214

Email : mengee.wong

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified

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NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.

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