NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant, Asia Competitiveness Institute

Expiring today

Location
Singapore
Posted
May 21, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 20, 2021
Ref
3935344
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The RA will be a member of the ACI research team, working under Professor Paul Cheung, to work on a number of projects.   

We are specifically looking for candidates with experience in quantitative research methods and familiar with economic development of China and its trade relationship to ASEAN and Asia. Candidate must be comfortable and proficient with statistical software such as Stata, and advanced programming languages.  

Candidates should have an interest in public policies and economies, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and a strong willingness to learn about new topics and tools. Excellent written and spoken English is essential. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature reviews 
  • Collect, clean, format and prepare research data
  • Perform quantitative data analysis, simulation and estimation on ongoing and new research projects 
  • Independently collect and manage primary and/or secondary data for research projects 
  • Contribute to papers, research briefings, book chapters and summaries 
  • Prepare presentation materials for meetings, conference, etc
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission, and other administrative work

Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in Economics, Mathematics or equivalent. Fresh graduates are welcomed.  
  • Familiar with Economic Development of China and its trade relationship to ASEAN and Asia
  • Possess experience in conducting quantitative research will be preferred
  • Possess experience in preparing independently literature reviews, data collection and data analysis, etc 
  • Demonstrate good organisational and analytical skills 
  • Able to commit to at least 1 year of service 

Application Procedures

Please include the following documents in the application: 

  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research experience
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Certificates & Transcripts (undergraduate and Masters, as relevant): Scanned copies for initial application 
  • One writing sample (min. 500 words) 
  • Details of two referees (preferably academic) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience 

Please send electronic submissions to sppcjt@nus.edu.sg

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