Local recruitment: Research Assistant (Fixed-term contract)

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore 🇸🇬

Location: LKYSPP, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Institute for Environment & Sustainability (IES) is looking for a full-time research assistant under the contingent work scheme for a fixed term till 31 March 2023.

The job scope includes:

  • Assisting in events management for the Institute 
  • Supporting the PIs with research /project administration within the Institute
  • Supporting ongoing applied research projects on water policy/governance conducted in the Institute, including:
    • The conduct of literature reviews
    • Design, preparation and execution of research studies
    • Analysing research data (qualitative / quantitative) and packaging them into sections of a report
    • Manuscript preparation for publication/reports

Job Requirements


  • Able to start soon
  • Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics or another social science discipline, with shown interest in water and/or environmental issues
  • Demonstrated rigour in literature review and report writing 
  • Demonstrated research skills in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative analysis 
  • Demonstrated experience in project/research administration and management
  • Able to commit to meeting timelines/work milestones and able to multi-task 
  • Live and be allowed to work in Singapore
  • Able to commit till 31 March 2023 (renewable for 1 year on good performance)

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Institute of Water Policy

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17255