Research Associate, Asia Studies, Asian Migration

07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description  

We are seeking an enthusiastic and capable full time Research Associate who will be based at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

For 50 per cent of the time, the successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator, Prof Ho Kong Chong, and Co-Investigator Prof Brenda Yeoh, in a research project entitled “Belt and Road Initiative and Student Mobilities in China-Southeast Asia (BRISM)”. You will work with an interdisciplinary team of scholars to advance research and knowledge on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its implications for tertiary education and student mobilities. 

For the other 50 per cent of the time, the successful candidate will assist Prof Brenda Yeoh with selected existing migration cluster projects in the institute (click on ARI for more information).   The successful candidate will be involved in desk research, writing and editing reports, publications and materials, assisting with organisation of workshops and webinars, as well as providing administrative support. 

Candidates should have at least a Masters or equivalent in the Social Sciences/Humanities. PhD candidates or those awaiting conferment of your PhD are also welcomed to apply. Your research interests should fall within a relevant area of the social sciences (e.g. migration and mobility studies in the East and Southeast Asia region). 

Interested candidates, please submit your application with all the required documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview, either in person or by zoom, as appropriate.

Job Requirements

The candidate should possess the following:

  • Good project management, team-building skills and an aptitude for working in an interdisciplinary environment;
  • Research experience in Asia, including fieldwork experience;
  • Strong library research skills and experience in using Qualitative Data Analysis software (NVivo);
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to write for a variety of audiences;
  • Language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese will be advantageous (for reading and reviewing Chinese documents);
  • Strong ability to perform editing work on manuscripts;
  • Organizational skills for workshops and webinars;
  • Willingness to play a co-ordinating role in liaising with international project members.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, of no more than 800 words, explaining the applicant’s past research experience and aptitude in relation to the research project

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Asia Research Institute
Department : Research

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