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Research Assistant (Full-Time)


  • A good undergraduate or postgraduate degree (upper second or above) in Business Administration, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Development Studies, or Asian Studies;

  • A strong interest to undertake field-based research in East and Southeast Asia in relation to business firms and their global production networks and global value chains;

  • Prior knowledge or experience in conducting corporate surveys and/or interviews is a plus;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written);

  • A commitment to collaborative working and collegiality;

  • A dedication to research excellence.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions for the Research Assistantship: 

  • Contract to be awarded till September 2019, starting July/August 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.

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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 - Research Assistant (Full-Time)" for processing. Review of applications will begin in late May 2018, and will continue until the appointment is made. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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