Full Time RA with Dr Magiati (12-15 months) deadline Wednesday 23rd Jan

Project: Genetic, environmental & behavioral predictors of autistic traits in pre-school children

Applications are invited from Psychology Graduates (4th Year Honors students may also be considered) to work with Dr. Iliana Magiati on a study investigating early predictors of autistic traits in pre-school children. This project is an add-on study to the larger GUSTO study (Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes). The successful candidate will contribute to managing the study on a day to day basis, assisting with preparing materials, collecting and entering data in database, analyzing and writing up the data and helping with writing reports and articles for publication. This is an exciting post that offers many opportunities for:

–          direct assessment of parents and young children in various domains of behavior, development and functioning in lab or home settings;

–          coding behavioral observations of parent-child interaction and various experimental tasks;

–          being a member of a team within a large, epidemiological, longitudinal study – one of the largest in Singapore and internationally;

You will have a strong academic background with a good degree in psychology. Additional relevant working or research experience will be an advantage, particularly working with children. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and flexibility are essential, as you will be a member of a larger team. You will be able to demonstrate a high degree of competency with SPSS databases and data analysis. You will be reliable and professional. You will have a strong interest in child/ developmental/ clinical psychology. If successful, you need to commit to work on this project for a year. You will also expect to run home or lab visits with families on 2 out of 4 weekends per month, so you need to be prepared to work some weekends (but of course you will take time off during the week).

The post is full time for 12-15 months starting immediately/ as soon as possible. Annual salary SGD30,000-33,000 (plus CPF) depending on qualifications and experience.

Please submit your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience, how you think these would make a valuable contribution to the project and the reasons why you would like to work on this project.

Submit to Dr Iliana Magiati at psyim@nus.edu.sg or by post to Dr Iliana Magiati, AS4, #02-24, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, 9 Arts Link, Singapore 117570.

The closing date for the applications is WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2013 5pm. Interviews will be held on WEDNESDAY 30th JANUARY 2013.                                                                

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on Friday 25th January via email.

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