Research Associate , Data Science (5-year contract), CREA

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 14-May-2020
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Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • This position is for Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA)
  • 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
  • Providing advice to researchers on the data that is available in the SLP and its proper treatment
  • Publication of academic papers (either individually on statistics / data science, or co-authoring as the data scientist alongside researchers in economics / sociology / psychology)
  • Quarterly preparation of descriptive summary statistics for sharing at research team meetings, distribution in newsletters, or for sharing with the media
  • Contribution to research collaborations with government ministries and agencies
  • Improve quality of SLP dataset by way of construction of attrition weights, constructing new derived variables


  • Master’s degree is preferred in Data Science / Statistics / Mathematics
  • Candidates should strong knowledge of data processing in STATA
  • Experienced knowledge of Excel 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
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