Jobs at IPS

IPS is located next to the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) in the National University of Singapore (NUS) Bukit Timah campus. Learn more about us, who’s who, the work we do and how to get here.

We also offer internships across our research clusters for a minimum period of six weeks. Click here to find out more about the internship experience at IPS.

  1. Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst (Social Lab)

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    28-Mar-2017

    IPS is seeking to hire a Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst to support the Head of the Social Lab in survey project management, conduct research and provide high-quality and rigorous analysis. The candidate should have a strong background in statistical analyses with experience in qualitative research and be adept at using statistical software. This role will suit individuals who want to contribute to the analysis of pertinent social issues.

  2. Associate Director (Strategic Planning and Corporate Services)

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    Administrative Appointments
    Posted on
    01-Mar-2017

    IPS is seeking to hire an Associate Director (Strategic Planning and Corporate Services) for the IPS Social Lab, which is a centre for social indicators research. The role involves long-term organisational planning for the centre, stakeholder engagement, communications, human resources and office management. The candidate should demonstrate a keen interest in and understanding of social and policy issues in Singapore, and have at least five to eight years of working experience with supervisory duties, preferably in the public service or in Institutes of Higher Learning.

  3. Research Assistant (Economics & Business) (Two-Year Contract)

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    20-Feb-2017

    IPS is looking to hire a Research Assistant (RA) on a two-year contract for its Economic & Business research cluster. The RA’s main responsibilities are to track research developments and compile materials to write reports relating to Singapore's competitiveness and macroeconomics. The RA will have the opportunity to acquire critical research skills and domain knowledge, as well as benefit from exposure to intellectual exchange and networking. Applicants should possess a Degree in the Social Sciences or a related field, from a reputable university.

  4. Executive (Administration) (Two-Year Contract)

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    Administrative Appointments
    Posted on
    12-Jan-2017

    IPS is looking to hire an Executive on a two-year contract for its Events and Administration team. The main responsibilities of the Executive are to manage and coordinate events, where the Institute communicates its research findings to the broader public. The candidate should have at least a Bachelors degree, with a strong command of written and spoken English, be methodical, organised and a good team player. Fresh graduates with a keen interest in events management may also apply.

  5. Research Fellow (Arts, Culture and Media)

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    25-Nov-2016

    IPS is looking to hire a Research Fellow (RF) on a two-year contract for its Arts, Culture and Media research cluster. The main responsibilities of the RF are to contribute to and manage research projects. Applicants should possess a Doctorate in the Social Sciences or a related field, from a reputable university.

  6. Researcher (Politics and Governance)

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    10-Nov-2016

    IPS would like to appoint a senior researcher to its Politics and Governance cluster. The new member of staff will be expected to conceptualise, plan and conduct research projects with the objective of improving the design of public policy and its outcomes by harnessing behavioural insights. Depending on his or her work record and level of proven expertise as well as qualifications, the selected candidate could be offered the post of research associate, research fellow or senior research fellow.

  7. Face-to-Face Interviewer (Part-Time/Full-Time)

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    Administrative Appointments
    Posted on
    11-Jul-2016

    IPS is seeking to hire an Interviewer on a part-time or full-time basis. The Interviewer will be responsible for conducting face-to-face interviews and surveys in a door-to-door setting, for fieldwork projects by IPS. The candidate should be tactful and able to exercise good judgement in engaging potential interviewees, as well as open to learning and using new technology. Training will be provided. This position is available for both full-time and part-time employment.

  8. Research Fellow (Social Lab)

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    08-Jul-2016

    IPS is seeking to hire a Research Fellow who will report to the Head of IPS Social Lab. The candidate must have a PhD in a Social Science discipline or a related field; a strong understanding of social and policy issues in Singapore; and a good track record in research publication. The Research Fellow will be on a two-year contract and will have the opportunity to develop and contribute research skills, domain knowledge and expertise to current and future research areas being developed at the IPS.

  9. IPS Internship Programme

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    Research Appointments
    Posted on
    15-Dec-2015

    IPS offers paid internships in its different research clusters. Interns will need to assist IPS researchers with data collection, note-taking and administrative tasks. They can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that impact policymaking and benefit from activities that can help to build their knowledge and skill sets. NOTICE: Applications for our Summer Internship (May - August) are now closed. Applications for our End-of-Year (August-January) Internship will be open in June 2017.