Research Associate , Applied Statistics (contract ending 30 June 2025), ROSA

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 22-Dec-2020
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Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • This position is for Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA).
  • Data cleaning, processing and publication of updated Singapore Life Panel (SLP) dataset conducted in STATA.
  • Update of SLP data documentation (e.g. data dictionaries, briefings for derived variables).
  • Assist with literature reviews, and staying up-to-date with academic literature on the treatment of longitudinal data.
  • Improve quality of SLP dataset by way of construction of attrition weights and constructing new derived variables.
  • Publication of academic papers (either individually on statistics / data science or co-authoring as the data scientist alongside researchers in economics / sociology / psychology).
  • Contribution to research collaborations with government ministries and agencies.
  • Providing advice to researchers on the data that is available in the SLP and its proper treatment.
  • Quarterly preparation of descriptive summary statistics for sharing at research team meetings, distribution in newsletters, or for sharing with the media.


  • Master’s degree in Statistics preferred.
  • Strong skills in data processing, analytics and modelling using Stata is essential.
  • Experience with longitudinal datasets is desirable.
  • Detailed knowledge of Excel.
  • Additional proficiency in SPSS or R will be highly valued.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Familiarity with published research in quantitative methods, particularly longitudinal panel data.
  • Publications based on these methods would be advantageous.
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