Multiple Positions for Large-scale Longitudinal Study on Childhood Development
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Professional|
The Centre for Family and Population Research at the National University of Singapore (NUS CFPR) is inviting applications for a newly-funded large-scale research project entitled “Building Human Capacity in Singapore's Population” (PI: Professor Jean Yeung). This multidisciplinary project aims to use multiple research methods to understand early childhood development of Singaporean children. The research team includes scholars from seven disciplines - Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Social Work, Communications and New Media, and Demography. The aim is to examine how factors such as caregiving arrangements, preschool education, the roles of mother, father and extended family, cross-cultural family background, family resources, parenting behavior, living arrangements, family dynamics/relations, community, and government programs can affect children’s social-emotional and cognitive development, health, and identity.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project examines human development in Singapore by using innovative methods to understand factors that can promote Singaporean children’s early childhood development. This multidisciplinary project with a total value of $8.5 million is funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). It will be implemented over 4 years.
This project will collect longitudinal data in a national survey and five satellite projects. The core national survey will be a 2-wave panel study with children aged 0 to 6 and will assess motor, social-emotional, linguistic, cognitive, health and well-being, as well as factors that potentially shape child development and family resilience. The factors that we are looking at include early childcare arrangements, preschool attendance, time and technology use, financial and non-monetary investment in children, mother and father’s roles, and family stress. There will be five satellite projects: (1) an ethnographic study focusing on the children of cross-cultural families, (2) a laboratory experiment of early childhood linguistic development with a special interest in how the language development of children in multilingual families compare to others, and identifying developmental delay, (3) intervention programs that train children’s minds to build social-emotional skills such as cooperation, empathy, and self-control, and identify neural correlates of social cognition and decision making for children, (4) a randomized control trial (RCT) that evaluates various incentives’ success at improving pre-school attendance for disadvantaged children, and (5) an RTC study of parental motivations to save for children and the impact of matched savings programs on children’s development.
ABOUT THE POSITIONS
Open positions are the following:
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2)
- PhD Research Scholarships (2)
- Masters (by Research) Research Scholarship (1)
- Research Manager (1)
- Research Assistant (6)
Target date of appointment except for research scholars (RS): as soon as possible
All applications, except for the RSs, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application for [position title]: SSRC project”. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Centre for Family and Population Research
|Primary Category:||Social Sciences
|Secondary Categories:||Childhood and Education
Demographic History / Studies
Economic History / Studies