Research Assistants/UROP/IRP needed for Large-Scale Education Research!

The Motivation and Self-Regulation Lab at the National University of Singapore, directed by Dr. Patricia Chen, is recruiting 6 Research Assistants/UROP/IRP students to begin in Jan 2020. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated students who are passionate about using psychological research to improve educational outcomes in Singapore.

The project that you will support focuses on (1) investigating how Primary and Secondary School students in Singapore approach their learning, and (2) testing psychological interventions to promote effective learning. You will be involved in different phases of the research process and will work with postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students.

Primary responsibilities include: conducting interviews with students, collecting data (in lab, and in the field), data management, and performing related logistical duties (e.g., coordinating with schools). You must be willing to travel to different schools around Singapore to support our data collection process.

The candidates should currently be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program. The ideal candidates must be comfortable interacting with students and their teachers. The experience of working with students in the Primary and Secondary School levels is preferable but not a must. Our lab holds our team members to high standards, and we expect them to carry out their responsibilities with conscientiousness and a positive attitude.

This position is ideal for those keen on pursuing graduate studies in social, educational, or developmental psychology. It is an excellent opportunity to gain experience conducting psychological research, to work with a team passionate about improving educational outcomes, and to get a strong recommendation letter for graduate school.

Candidates should be willing to commit to the position for at least 1 semester. Two semesters would be preferable.

If you are interested, please click here to apply before the 12th of January:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.