Research Assistant/Associate (CAG) |

Research Assistant/Associate (CAG)

Job Description

  • Preparing background briefs, presentations and tracking specific issues
  • Assisting a Senior Research Fellow in his/her research projects
  • Compiling and archiving research materials
  • Writing papers and reports of events
  • Managing book and research projects
  • Note-taking, copy-editing and proof-reading
  • Organizing academic and policy-related conferences/workshops
  • Undertaking administrative duties related to research projects such as managing correspondence and filing

Job Requirements

  • A Master degree and/or Ph.D. candidate in a discipline within the social sciences and/or humanities
  • Preferred areas of expertise or interests:
    • Asian politics and international relations
    • China’s relations with its neighbors, particularly China-Southeast Asia relations, China-India relations
    • Interest in resource and environmental issues in Asia
    • Applicants with other areas of interests will also be considered if relevant to CAG research focus
  • Good analytical ability and strong self-motivation
  • Able to work independently
  • An ability to engage with research and policy communities in Asia and around the world
  • A strong sense of collegiality
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Excellent command of Chinese language (native or Higher Chinese standard) preferred
  • Ability to use popular academic software (MS Office, Endnote etc.)

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file) for the following below:

  • Cover letter, with a brief statement of research expertise and its relevance to research interests as above
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • At least one writing sample
  • Three letters of references

Please send electronic submissions to Ms. Serene Teang (

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

Ms. Serene Teang
Centre on Asia and Globalisation
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469 C Bukit Timah Road, Wing A Level 2
Singapore 259772

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Centre on Asia and Globalisation and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at and

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