Full Time Research Assistant (1 year appointment in the first instance; renewable for an additional year) |

Full Time Research Assistant (1 year appointment in the first instance; renewable for an additional year)

Job Description

Provide research assistance to Assistant Professor Tan-Soo Jie-Sheng in his research projects on environmental-related topics, e.g. pollution emissions of Chinese factories, indoor air pollution from usage of biomass fuel and traditional stoves, voluntary contribution towards public goods.

Job Responsibilities

  • Data cleaning and statistical analysis

  • Literature review

  • Organize laboratory experiments

  • Manage research projects

  • Draft occasional papers in English and Chinese

  • Possibility of co-authoring research papers

Job Requirements

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Sociology, or related discipline
  • Highly self-motivated; able to work with minimal supervision; good communication skills
  • Quantitative/statistical skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English/Chinese as one of the project involves working with collaborators from a Chinese university
  • Ability to use a range of software (e.g. Stata, Matlab, ArcGIS), and aptitude for learning new software quickly

Application Procedure

  • Applicants should submit the items indicated below in electronic form (MS Word or PDF) to spptsjs@nus.edu.sg
  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research expertise
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts (undergraduate onwards): Scanned copies are acceptable
  • One writing sample
  • Name and e-mail/contact number of TWO individuals (preferably academics) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience.

Alternatively, applicants may submit hard copies to the following address:

Assistant Professor Tan-Soo Jie-Sheng
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
469 C Bukit Timah Road, Li Ka Shing Building #02-03
Singapore 259772

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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