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The Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) is an academic research centre based in Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. Drawing on its interdisciplinary expertise and collaborations across medical, social, psychological, economic and environmental perspectives, CARE conducts research on the social and medical determinants of successful ageing, and actively engages with government and industry partners to identify needs and strategies to enhance the experience of ageing in Singapore. CARE is a vibrant work place with individuals from diverse academic and personal backgrounds and range of interests, and we value the energy, passion and thought leadership of promising scholars who desire to achieve health, social inclusion and a high quality of life for older adults in Singapore.

(1) Research Fellow


Job Description


The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -


  • Conduct quantitative research on ageing in Singapore, and its publication and dissemination.
  • Conceptualize and conduct quantitative analyses of survey data.
  • Draft and submit papers (at least 4 per year), as lead author or co-author, for publication in high-impact scientific journals.
  • Write and edit policy/research briefs (at least 1 per year).
  • Develop and submit competitive grant applications.
  • Supervise and support longitudinal data collection efforts.
  • Develop and conduct workshops in quantitative research methods (at least 1 per year).
  • Assist with CARE’s other initiatives where required.


Job Requirements


  • PhD in Gerontology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Psychology, Economics, Public Policy, Public Health, or other related fields.
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in quantitative analyses.
  • Possess excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and with others in a multidisciplinary setting.


Interested applicants should fill up the online application on the Duke-NUS website. Please attach (i) Cover letter stating your interest in the position, (ii) CV, (iii) Writing sample (single- or first-authored academic manuscript), and (iv) names and contact information of three referees.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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(2) Research Associate (Quantitative Research)


Job Description


The selected candidate will work with other researchers at CARE on a number of projects, with the primary responsibilities including but not limited to: 

  • Conduct quantitative analysis of CARE’s survey data using Stata, SAS, or R.
  • Write and edit research papers, policy and research briefs, and prepare presentations.
  • Contribute to the development of grant applications and research proposals.
  • Present research findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Support project management tasks, including questionnaire development, managing project documentation, preparing reports, and coordinating with survey research firms and other agencies.
  •  Assist with CARE’s other initiatives where required.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Sociology, Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience. Candidates with less years of work experience may be considered for a Research Assistant position.
  • Prior experience in quantitative data analysis of individual-level data.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently as well as with others in a multi-disciplinary setting.  
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Apply now