Research Associate

13 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS), intends to recruit a law graduate who is interested in legal research related to insurance law. The research project will look into core insurance doctrines which are being or will be affected by disruptive digital technologies (with particular focus on the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the local insurance industry). Also to be considered in the research project is the evolution of core insurance doctrines in England while adapting them to local commercial considerations and regulatory frameworks. How such developments will drive future legal policy in Singapore forms the overarching theme of the research project.

The candidate will work closely with Associate Professor Yeo Hwee Ying towards the publication of a book and articles relating to Insurance Law. Applications are invited from suitable candidates who have preferably completed an undergraduate insurance module at a reputable university and who additionally have some understanding of Artificial Intelligence. This opportunity will allow the candidate to hone his or her legal research skills which will subsequently prove to be important for a successful legal career in the future.


(a) employment on a full-time/part-time contract at NUS Law Faculty for one year and renewable for a second-year subject to satisfactory performance
(b) remuneration package that is commensurate with qualifications and experience
(c) annual leave and medical benefits based on standard terms specified by NUS.

(a) sourcing for research materials
(b) consolidating information thus garnered
(c) drafting and editing reports.


The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s excellence for research and writing. The applicant should be exceptionally organised with an eye for detail. A strong command of the English language (both oral and written) is absolutely essential. The academic qualifications required of the applicant are as follows:
(a) for appointment as Research Assistant, the applicant should have graduated with LLB (Hons), preferably with at least a good Second-Class Upper Honours (or equivalent)
(b) for appointment as Research Associate, the applicant should have both LLM and LLB (Hons) degrees.


Applications should be sent by email to

The application must comprise:

(a) covering letter which should, inter alia, explain the reason for your interest in the position
(b) curriculum vitae which should contain complete and detailed information on your academic institutions, honours or awards, all publications to date (if any), and all professional experience (current and previous, including dates of employment and job descriptions)
(c) sample of original legal writing solely authored by you (for example, any research assignment completed during your university studies or excerpt of any legal analysis from your work experience with all confidential details redacted).

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 July 2021. Shortlisted applicants should expect to be interviewed on a date to be arranged. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Applicants must complete the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications, which is to be submitted together with the application.

More Information

Location: NUS Bukit Timah Campus
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department : Faculty of Law
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