Singapore University of Social Sciences

Researcher, Research Division


Job Responsibilities

The IAL Research Division aims to provide a strong knowledge base for the development of practice in continuing education and training (CET). It seeks to ensure that the development of policy is informed by research and up-to-date knowledge of international and local best practices. The division also enables research in Singapore by facilitating projects and building research capability amongst practitioners. It also serves as a conduit for funding and commissioning research in the CET sector. Through practitioner engagement and partnerships, it works to build a vibrant research culture.

The responsibilities of the Researcher include, but are not limited to the following:

- Undertake literature reviews, including search, analysis and writing functions.
- Contribute to the design of research instruments.
- Perform data collection, cleaning, preparation, and analysis.
- Compile, organise, and present data findings in clear and concise formats.
- Contribute to various output dissemination, report writing and publications.
- Support research project management/operational activities, such as planning, scheduling, and other day-to-day project-related logistics.
- Any other duties, including cross-divisional projects or events, that may be assigned by the management from time to time to meet the needs of the organisation and changing environment.


- A degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, or any other fields of study with substantial quantitative training.
- One to two years of related experience in quantitative research and analysis.
- Interest in development as a researcher in the areas of job skills, workforce development, and lifelong learning.
- Knowledge in statistical analysis techniques and ability to perform statistical analyses using tools such as STATA or R, etc.
- Sound analytical skills, with ability to think in the abstract and conceptualise findings from the literature and empirical data.
- Ability to write and document research findings clearly in research presentations and reports.
- Good organisational, project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.

The successful appointee will be based at the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) located within the Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar.

About the Organization

SUSS is a university with a rich heritage in inspiring lifelong education, and transforming society through applied social sciences. We develop students and alumni to be work-ready and work-adaptive, aspiring to reach their full potential, through our 3H's education philosophy – 'Head' for professional competency with applied knowledge, 'Heart' for social awareness to meet the needs of the society, and 'Habit' for passion towards lifelong learning.

We offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and inter-disciplinary, catering to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. SUSS also offers a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills upgrading of Singapore's workforce.

Our programmes and courses are offered by our five schools:
1. School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences,
2. School of Business,
3. S R Nathan School of Human Development,
4. School of Law, and
5. School of Science and Technology.

To date, over 42,000 graduates have experienced our unique brand of education, and each year, over 17,000 students are pursuing their full- and part-time studies with us.

The Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), as part of SUSS, leads in the field of research on adult and workplace learning and training of adult educators to build capabilities of the training and adult education sector in Singapore and beyond.

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