Research Assistant, Nuclear Policy Research

22 Nov 2022
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22 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI), a research institute within the National University of Singapore, is fully funded by the government and is tasked with building national capabilities in nuclear safety. The Nuclear Policy Research Group (NPRG) within SNRSI aims to bridge the gap between technical research and nuclear policy by exploring research in areas such as nuclear governance, safety, security, safeguards, and public perception.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to participate in and support research projects in the NPRG.


Implement research plans and participate in research projects.

Gather and analyze a broad range of information as necessary for the projects and to contribute to the Group’s information collection activities.

Prepare reports or documents as needed for internal use or external distribution, to present research results and develop recommendations relevant to nuclear policy.

Interact with research subjects, including government officials and other subject matter experts, in the research process and with research sponsors in communicating results.

Participate in external events relevant to nuclear policy, contribute to the preparation of events organized by SNRSI.


Minimally a good Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science, social science or related field.

A complementary degree or experience in a scientific and technical field would be a definite advantage.

Understanding and knowledge of policy issues associated with the use of technology in society and how it is controlled. In particular, understanding of the broad issues associated with nuclear energy such as: industry, economics, risks and benefits, climate change, political and societal issues associated with nuclear energy, governance and public policy for nuclear energy. Specific experience would be a definite advantage.

Awareness and understanding of topics in nuclear science and engineering such as: nuclear technology, effects of radiation and radiation protection, relevant environmental science, nuclear safety.

Some experience or a demonstrated interest in the specific topics listed above would be a definite advantage. Experience should preferably result from participation in governmental or intergovernmental work e.g., in a national administration, a national technical agency, or an international body.

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-campus 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.

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