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Research Assistant

We invite applications for the position of full-time Centre Research Assistantship (RA) affiliated to the newly established Global Production Networks Centre (GPN@NUS). The appointment will commence from March 2018 and is tenable till 30 September 2019.
The GPN@NUS is a faculty-based research centre for the study of global production networks.  The Centre has been established at the National University of Singapore through a $4.95 million university-level research grant, by a team of top researchers from Geography, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science.
Successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate fully in this exciting endeavour and to be part of a vibrant inter-disciplinary team. The Research Assistant will provide full administrative support to the Centre’s various activities under the direction of the Senior Manager of GPN@NUS. He/she will also be tasked with undertaking a broad range of data collection and analysis tasks under the supervision of the Centre’s core researchers.
Applicants must have: 

  • A good undergraduate degree (upper second or above) in Economics, Geography, Political Science or Sociology, or a cognate social science discipline;
  • A strong interest in undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research in the field of global production networks and global value chains;
  • A commitment to collaborative working and collegiality;
  • A dedication to research excellence;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions for the Research Assistantship: 

  • Contract to be awarded till September 2019, starting March 2018.
  • Attractive monthly remuneration, depending on experience.
  •  Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
  • Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.
  • Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

Other benefits that the University provides and information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

  If you would wish to find out more about GPN@NUS, please visit the website:

Invitation to apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications, consisting of:
- Resume and cover letter outlining your research interest, qualifications and experience (if any)
- Personal particulars form
- NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants

All applications should be submitted to Ms Dione Ng (, with subject header as "Application for Position - Centre Research Assistant" for processing. Review of applications will begin in late January 2018, and will continue until the appointment is made. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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