Research Assistant, CIS

  • Full Time | Contract
  • Executive
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Singapore | Closing On 15 Oct 2022

contract ending September 2025

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

  • This position is for College of Integrative Studies (CIS)
  • Assist on research on urban vulnerability into heat on Singapore’s population through social science methods based on the Cooling Singapore 2.0 (CS2.0) initiative
  • Help PI and RF in testing methodologies for examining resilience to urban overheating developed by PI and RF
  • Assist with fieldwork and data collection for CS2.0
  • Develop research products (papers, posters, technical reports) for academic publication.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Architecture, Building, Ecology, Engineering, Geography, Sustainability Sciences)
  • Expertise in quantitative methods (e.g., spatial data analysis, statistics) and/or qualitative methods (e.g. surveying and interviewing approaches to data collection) is expected, based on Honours Thesis/Final Year Project/Undergraduate modules taken
  • Basic knowledge and proficiency in programming and statistical software is preferred (e.g., R, ArcGIS, Matlab)
  • Good analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills within a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English is essential
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently and also collaboratively with team members

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