Research Scientist in Science of Learning in Education Centre (SoLEC) [NIE]

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore, Singapore) 18 days ago

Overview

The Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, encompass 5 priority research areas in:
• Cognitive, Emotional and Social Development (CESD)
• Learning Sciences & Innovation (LSI)
• Schools, Leadership and System Studies (SLSS)
• Teacher Professionalism and Learning (TPAL)
• Lifelong Learning, Cognition and Wellbeing (LLCW)
Since 1 April 2008, OER has led efforts to spearhead programmes grounded in the principles of advancing research, development and innovation at NIE. OER is committed to providing the resources and support systems – through the governance, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research – that will produce high-quality education research with impact on policy and practice. 

NIE’s research is guided by the Research and Development Framework – a policy-driven, evidence based framework that guides academic and research staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Singapore schools and to build on NIE's standing as a leading international research institution.

The Office aims to conduct rigorous, relevant multidisciplinary research and development that inform policy, pedagogy and practice in Singapore and internationally. With a strong focus on advancing knowledge in the 5 priority areas above, the Office provides researchers with valuable research opportunities and platforms to enhance their global academic profile.

Position Summary

The Office is looking for Research Scientists/Senior Research Scientists to join their research efforts in the strategic university area in Science of Learning in Education Centre (SoLEC).

The SoLEC frontier at NIE draws upon a science-based understanding to assess the effectiveness of educational methods and to develop new teaching and learning strategies that can lead to actionable and scalable interventions within the education system to enhance learning outcomes.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in multi-dimensional approaches to learning (neural, physiological, socio-cultural) and who can provide a strong resource base towards the science of learning and development, the principles of teaching and learning, and research methods that make strong connections between biological processes, contexts of learning, educational outcomes and systemic impact.

Candidates with appropriate qualifications and relevant research experience are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will work with a team of driven researchers in diverse areas related to SoL.

In addition, the Office provides Research Scientists with valuable research opportunities and the platform to enhance their global academic profile. The Office is dedicated to their interests by providing grant opportunities such as the Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP), a pool of research funds administered by the Office and supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. Since 1 April 2008, the Office of Education Research (OER) has led efforts to spearhead programmes grounded in the principles of advancing research, development and innovation at NIE. OER is committed to providing the resources and support systems – through the governance, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research – that will produce high-quality education research with impact on policy and practice.

Requirements for Research Scientists

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (i.e. educational neuroscience, data science, neuropsychology, cognitive science, learning sciences, and hard sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics);
  • Preferably with 2 years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent;
  • Experience in cutting edge scientific research methodologies and addressing intractable challenges in education;
  • Demonstrable track record in the following areas:
    • Research leadership in a research group or center
    • High quality publications (i.e. quality and impact of academic publisher, citations and ranking of journal publications etc.)
    • Writing of or contribution towards research proposals which are submitted for peer-reviewed funding processes
    • Independence in research (i.e. senior authorship/sole authorship of high-quality publications and invited presentations at conferences);
  • Attainment of funding through a competitive peer-reviewed process;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Experience working with Government stakeholders

Responsibilities of Research Scientists

  • Take a leading role in the further development of SoLEC and in seeking and pursuing appropriate external funding in the area of SoLE;
  • Apply for and conduct quality research and work collaboratively to charge new directions for education, teaching and learning informed by scientific investigation and analyses;
  • Disseminate the outcomes of the research including in peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing;
  • Participate fully in the wider SoLEC research and service activities to OER/NIE;
  • Take responsibility for, manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with SoL

Application

Please submit your application and include the following documents:

  • Resume including a list of your qualifications, publications, grants and leadership experience, previous experience and a brief description of your achievements;
  • Research statement indicating your research interests and achievements;
  • 1 to 3 of your best publications;
  • Name of 3 referees;
  • Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position (optional);
  • Any other documents that demonstrate your qualifications
  • Please indicate the position code (OER RS: SoLEC) in your application

Closing date

Review of applicants will continue until suitable candidates are found.

Other Information

Queries regarding the position should be directed to oerjob@nie.edu.sg.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NIE
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