About Psychology Programme


Career Prospects

Interest in psychology is rapidly growing internationally and locally. In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, psychology was the most popular intended undergraduate major among university freshmen. This is in part a reflection of the increasing demand for psychology majors across diverse industries and sectors.

Two-thirds of students surveyed with a psychology degree are in for-profit business settings, usually the sales/service sector. These students often have good research and writing skills, are good problem solvers, and have well-developed, critical thinking skills when it comes to analysing, synthesising, and evaluating information. Many find jobs in administrative support, public affairs, education, business, advertising, health, the media, the biological sciences, and computer programming. They work as employment counsellors, correction counsellor trainees, interviewers, personnel analysts, and writers. Two thirds believe their job is closely or somewhat related to their psychology background and that their jobs hold career potential.

Psychology graduates generally report being pleased with how their degree helped prepare them for both life and work. A vice-president of human resources of a notable multinational Singapore-based firm described psychology majors as having very useful skills for her business, stating, "after all, psychology is the business of life."

In Singapore and overseas, opportunities for graduates in psychology are increasing. The Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and the Police are among the Singaporean government agencies interested in hiring psychology graduates. In the private sector opportunities range more widely.

For students who wish to work as professional psychologists, we strongly recommend that they receive training beyond the bachelor level. Typically these students go on to do a masters or a doctoral degree in one of the many subfields in psychology.

For more information as described by the American Psychological Association, click here.



1) Project Officer - Centre for Research and Development on Learning at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (CRADLE@NTU)

The Centre for Research and Development on Learning at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (CRADLE@NTU) seeks applications for the position of Project Officer for a 3-year term (renewable).

Research Project Officer will be an integral member of a research lab that advances our research goals in developing pedagogical innovations in a university setting. The officer will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of research projects. This position requires task-orientation, excellent organizational skills, attention to details and accuracy, flexibility in responding to fluid situations, good interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently.

The direct responsibilities of the project officer include: (1) coordinating project meetings and facilitating communication among project personnel, (2) developing and maintaining project operational procedures, training materials, and documents, (3) monitoring progress of research projects, (4) assisting in financial planning and monitoring project expenditure, (5) managing and maintaining project records, (6) coordinating project data collection, management, integrity, (7) assisting in the preparation and writing of progress reports, scientific presentations and abstracts, manuscripts and publications, and (8) other ad hoc administrative duties to support the research projects.

Please complete and send the  Research Application form.docxResearch Application form.docx, together with your detailed curriculum vitae, which should include areas of research interest, list of publications and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to: hrjo@ntu.edu.sg with the subject "Application for position of Project Officer, Cradle@NTU"

Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.

Application closes when the position is filled.

2) Research Scientist - Cradle@NTU
The Centre for Research and Development in Learning at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (CRADLE@NTU) seeks applications for the positions of Research Scientist for a 3-year term (renewable). Candidates, who possess an earned doctorate in the following fields, are invited to apply for these positions.
• NeuroEducation
• Learning Analytics/Machine learning
• eLearning / virtual learning environment / learning with augmented reality technologies
• Computer-supported collaborative learning
This is an excellent opportunity for outstanding scholars to engage in a dynamic research centre to advance our research goals in developing pedagogical innovations in a university setting. As pioneer research scientists in CRADLE@NTU, you have opportunities to participate in these activities:
• Conceptualise and develop new models of learning (including eLearning and assessment) based on strong theoretical foundations.
• Engage in empirical research with NTU colleagues to validate these good designs and pedagogies, including assessments.
• Share research findings with colleagues in NTU to scale up good practices
Candidates who have experience teaching or conducting research related to teaching and learning in higher education are preferred.
Successful candidates are expected to engage in conceptualizing and developing innovative teaching and learning approaches in a university setting, and conducting research on the effectiveness of these practices. Efforts in securing external grant funding are expected.
For enquiries, interested applicants may write to lili@ntu.edu.sg .
Please complete and send the attached  Research Application form.docxResearch Application form.docx  and the  PDF Application Form (Updated Dec 2014 v2).docPDF Application Form (Updated Dec 2014 v2).doc and names and addresses, email addresses or fax numbers of at least three referees to lili@ntu.edu.sg
Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.

Application closes when the position is filled.

Job summary for Research Officer

This position will be supported by the Growth, Development and Metabolism (GDM) programme at NUS and perform the role of a Research Officer. 
As a Research Officer, you will assist our Investigators on the project that investigates brain and cognitive development in children as well as their relationship with pre and postnatal growth.  Your job responsibilities include but are not limited to collecting, consolidating and analyzing the MRI data as well as communicating directly with the children and their parents for the examination of MRI scans, and examining hypotheses using SPSS.
Job Responsibilities:
•       MRI image acquisition from GUSTO children and image quality control
•       Structural and functional MRI data analysis
Job Requirements:
•       Good communication skills in both English and Chinese languages
•       Preferably with relevant work experience in working with children
•       A responsible and dependable individual who possesses good people skills
•       Able to work flexible hours, including weekends (as and when required)
•       Experience on MRI image acquisition and analysis will be big plus
•       Knowledge of SPSS will be big plus
If you are interested in the jobs listed above, please send your CV to
Associate Prof. Anqi QIU
Department of Biomedical Engineering
National University of Singapore
Email: bieqa@nus.edu.sg
Phone: +(65) 6516 7002

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroengineering and Cognitive Engineering at the SiNAPSE Institute, Singapore

Inquiries and applications are invited from highly productive, creative and ambitious young scientists for a postdoctoral fellowship in the recently launched the SiNAPSE Institute – a multidisplinary research Institute devoted to research on neurotechnologies, cognitive sciences, neuroengineering, and translational and clinically motivated research at the National University of Singapore under the direction of Prof. Nitish Thakor. For this project, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with PIs at the SiNAPSE Institute (Profs Nitish Thakor and Anastasios Bezerianos), as well as collaborators at Nanyang Technological University (Prof. Justin Dauwels and others) and International Collaborators (Prof. Hasan Al-Nashash). Candidates with a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Neurosciences or Neuroengineering with outstanding skills and credentials are invited to apply for appropriate positions in the Institute.

The main objectives of the research project are (but not limited to):

1. Cognitive science studies involving attention, vigilance, benefits of training, novel modes of cognitive enhancement and learning.
2. Mathematical modeling of brain connectome from EEG, ERP, fNIR and fMRI,
3. Principled statistical models for merging different brain imaging modalities (EEG/MEG/fMRI/DTI).

The researchers will have access to impressive financial and physical resources, including noninvasive human and small animal experimental facilities, laboratory instrumentation, computing and imaging resources, and additional project-specific discretionary funding. SINAPSE will provide excellent work conditions (an environment about 20 collaborative PIs and more than 100 researchers in steady state). The salaries will be internationally competitive and commensurate with experience, and health insurance coverage as well as travel to international conferences will be included. Interested researchers and fellows should contact as soon as possible Prof. Nitish Thakor (sinapsedirector@gmail.com) and Justin Dauwels (jdauwels@ntu.edu.sg) sending a CV with two external references and a letter of accomplishments, motivation and career goals.

Neurolinguistics & Cognitive Science Lab, LMS, NTU
Full time Project Officer / Lab Manager

Our lab is hiring a full-time project officer / lab manager to assist the PI in data collection, data analysis, preparation of manuscript and daily lab administration. The candidate should be university graduate in psychology, cognitive science, psycholinguistics or related field, preferably has experience working in a research lab. The candidate has to be comfortable with computers and new softwares. Knowledge of SPSS, e-prime, word processing softwares, any programming language is preferred. There will be opportunity for the candidate to carry out independent research relevant to our funded research projects on language, culture, music and cognition. The position is for one year, and is renewable subject to mutual interest and funding availability.

If you're interested, please send your CV to Dr. Alice H.D. Chan (alice@ntu.edu.sg). Lab webpage: http://www.cnl-ntu.com/