Part-time Research Assistant Position (Graduate Student Researcher)

Start date May 2014

Application deadline: May 15, 2014

  • Do you want to be involved in showcasing evidence-based clinical psychology services in Singapore?
  • Do you have an analytical mind?
  • Are you interested in psychology and in understanding what it takes to edit a book?
  • 4 month part time opportunity (May 2014 – August 2014, with possibility of extending a further 4 months)

We are looking for a graduate student researcher who is keen to help us edit two case study books.  This is a pivotal role and a great opportunity for an individual to challenge their academic writing and editing, whilst strengthening your understanding of clinical psychology.

Key duties will include but are not limited to:

1.  Assisting in editing of the case books

2. Researching and editing culturally relevant statistics & resources that are incorporated into chapters.

3. Developing & editing ‘Fact Boxes’ to enhance students’ learning via presenting of interesting or relevant psychological facts, theories or interesting developments in the field.

4. Developing & editing case study worksheets, study questions, and other knowledge enhancing resources and teaching tools.

5. Updating the database with administrative details.

6. Establishing webpage linked to casebook with learning resources and links

7. Meeting with editors for project planning and discussion

To be successful in this role you will have a strong academic background with a good degree in psychology. Additional relevant working or research experience will be an advantage, particularly research in the area of clinical psychology and experience in editing, writing and publishing their own research. Excellent writing and researching skills are essential.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail and ability to work independently and flexibly. You will have a strong interest across the field of clinical psychology.

f successful, you need to commit to working on this project for four months approximately 10 hours/week with some flexibility.  There will be timeframes that will need to be met and may require urgent attention; but most tasks can be fitted flexibly into the RA’s working schedule.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in please email the following application details to Dr Gregor Lange ( by May 15, 2014


  • Cover letter (less than 1 page), indicating how your experience fits with the above job description.
  • CV
  • 1 written reference and name of a referee we can contact
  • 1-5 page example of a personal writing (e.g., journal article or essay)



 Editing of two clinical psychology case books

The casebooks will provide engaging case studies of real clients written by clinical psychologists working in Singapore. The chapters will illustrate different psychological disorders across a broad range of clinical settings, ranging from small private practices to large public hospitals in Singapore, and demonstrate the variable roles of clinical psychologists in assessing and treating mental health issues. These collections of case studies will include both common mental health problems (such as depression or panic disorder) and more unusual problems (such as pyromania or exhibitionism).

The casebooks will be a showcase of evidence-based clinical psychology services in Singapore. They will be an excellent teaching tool and resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, outlining key learning aspects, such as psychological assessment, formulation, diagnosis, and interventions. The casebooks will be a culturally sensitive tool to promote the development of practitioners and the growth of this profession.

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