Research Assistant, Office of Core Curriculum

09 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full Time | Contract
  • Executive
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Singapore | Closing On 08 Jul 2022

3-year contract

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Principal Investigator to manage and execute a project on smart cities in Southeast Asia. The job scope involves:

  • Building and maintaining a database of contacts
  • (Snowball) sampling
  • Conducting qualitative research amongst public and private sector professionals involved in the smart city related projects in Singapore
  • Transcribing interview data
  • Assisting the PI and RF with the administrative management of the project
  • Other ad hoc tasks that will contribute to the success of the project


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, ideally with a focus on/major in urban studies or a related field
  • Have some experience conducting qualitative research in Singapore
  • Be organised, detail-oriented and motivated to learn
  • A demonstrated interest in issues related to smart cities, platform urbanism, urban development, urban infrastructure, (Southeast) Asia
  • Language skills in Thai or Bahasa Indonesia (useful, but not a pre-requisite)

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