Research Assistant (Research Grant)

23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is looking for a Research Assistant who will assist with ongoing projects on public policy, particularly behavioural public policy that draws insights from behavioural economics and psychology.

Responsibilities could include (but is not limited to): 

  • Scoping and collating literature reviews
  • Support for grant applications and administration
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of human subject ethics protocols
  • Preparing questionnaires/survey instruments
  • Collecting, cleaning, formatting and analysing primary/secondary data
  • Assist with the editing and preparation of documentation and manuscripts relating to related projects
  • Assisting with events associated with research projects, such as planning and hosting conferences and workshops


  • A Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Keen interest in behavioural public policy
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Independent, enthusiastic and attentive to details
  • Familiarity with statistical software, such as R, SPSS, Stata or data visualization software such as Tableau, will be a plus
  • Prior experience in a research role will be preferred

Covid-19 Message

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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 Water Policy
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 19129

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