Research Assistant, Special Projects

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09 Sep 2022
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09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is an autonomous research centre focused on Singapore public policy, under the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

The Research Assistant (Special Projects) will provide research and administrative support for IPS' S R Nathan Fellow for the study of of Singapore, and the IPS Public Affairs department.

The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to work on the editing of commentaries for mainstream media and IPS Commons, planning of podcasts, newsletters well as be closely involved in supporting the Institute’s public communications work, via traditional and new media. He or she will also support the work of the S R Nathan Fellowship, especially during lectures.

He or she should be intellectually and socially curious, media-savvy, meticulous about accuracy and able to write concise and compelling copy on deadline.

He or she should be resourceful and street-smart in getting things done, and have an interest in Singapore public policy issues and politics.

The Research Assistant will benefit from opportunities to participate in IPS research projects where time permits, and exposure to policy discussions at events organised by IPS and the institutions and departments under the National University of Singapore

Job Scope

  • Researching developments in a range of public policy areas;
  • Generating ideas for podcasts, and editing commentaries on various public policy topic for IPS Commons;
  • Attending IPS events and writing reports for the e-newsletter;
  • Managing the IPS e-newsletter and publications (administrative, writing and editing duties); and
  • Monitoring and reporting on relevant media reports

Applicants must:

  • Have a passion for grammar; details; accuracy; fact-checking; and writing clear, logical and concise content;
  • Be intellectually curious and possess strong research skills;
  • Be resourceful and street-smart in getting things done;
  • Able to manage his/her time well and meet tight deadlines;
  • Have an interest in Singapore public policy issues and politics;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English Language or Social Sciences; and
  • Ideally, have some experience in journalism and/or digital media (a plus, not a requirement)

To apply:

Please apply with the following document

  • One-page cover letter (with a brief statement of relevant research experience)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two writing samples (min. 500 words)
  • Your cover letter should include details such as your highest qualifications, last drawn salary, expected salary, and reasons for leaving your last/current position. Please also state when you expect to be able to begin work if this position is offered to you.

(We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

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-caampus 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 Policy Studies
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16320

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