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Paid Full-time ResearchAssistant Position in Psychology Lab at Nanyang Technological University


Application deadline : 2016-04-15

Email :  yu.ding@ntu.edu.sg


Type of job opening :Research Assistantship

Subject Area(s) :Psychology

Job Description

Assistant Professor Krishna Savani at the Division of Strategy, Management, and Nanyang Business School is seeking a full-time Research Assistant starting July / August 2016. The initial appointment would be for one year, with the possibility to extend for additional years based on performance. 


Benefits of this Position

This position would be an excellent fit for someone looking to strengthen their research skills before applying to PhD programs in psychology, organizational behavior, or marketing. Past Research Assistants working with Dr. Savani have been admitted to top international PhD programs, including the Duke University, Columbia University, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Starting salary will be at least 2500 Singapore dollars per month. The university will sponsor your work visa.


About Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University is one of Asia’s leading research universities. Within NTU, Nanyang Business School is one of Asia’s top business schools, ranking 29 in the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. The Cultural Science Institute is a center for behavioral science research within the business school, hosting one of the most cutting-edge experimental research labs in the world. Many rental apartments are available within 2 km of the university campus. Students and research assistants are generally able to find roommates to share apartments with, and the university can help with the roommate search.


About Living in Singapore

Singapore is a bustling, cosmopolitan city-state with a multi-ethnic population of 5.4 million. Standards of living match if not exceed those of major industrialized countries, with per capita GDP ranking third highest in the world. English is widely spoken and used in education, business, and government. Singapore is a vibrant hub for business, with many of the Fortune 500 companies having their Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Being at a crossroads within Asia, Singapore offers a broad range of regional recreation and travel opportunities. Singapore has excellent and cheap public transportation system.


Job Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant will oversee day-to-day research activities, including general research project management, data collection in lab, field, and online environments, programming surveys (e.g., using Qualtrics, Inquisit, Medialab, and DirectRT), recruiting and running participants, creating/modifying IRB proposals, processing raw data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with presentations, managing the PI’s websites, training and supervising undergraduate student assistants, and scheduling studies and research meetings. The project officer would also be given the opportunity to work on their own research ideas with Dr. Savani.

Desired Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology.
  • Applicants should have past research experience in psychology or a related field of behavioral science.
  • Applicants must be extremely efficient in correspondence and respond to all emails within 24 hours.
  • Applicants must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, based on shifting priorities.
  • Applicants must be able to work quickly and efficiently to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Applicants must have the ability proactively manage teams of undergraduate student assistants working on multiple research projects.
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in social psychology, organizational behavior, marketing, or a related field of behavioral science.

How to Apply

In order to apply, applicants should email

(1) a resume [including a section listing the name/contact information for 3 references] and

(2) a 1-page cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience, coursework, and research interests

to Dr. Savani’s current Research Assistant Ding Yu (yu.ding@ntu.edu.sg).


The application deadline is 15 April, 2016.


Krishna Savani, Assistant Professor

Strategy, Management, & Organisation

Fellow, Cultural Science Institute

Fellow, Asian Consumer Insight Institute

Nanyang Business School, Singapore