Research Assistant/Associate in Asia Research Institute

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Kent Ridge,

Asia Research Institute

The Science, Technology, Society (STS) cluster of the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for two full-time positions of Research Assistant/Research Associate for the research project History and Sustainability of Animal-Based Drugs in Asian Traditional Medicines. 


The position is for one year in the first instance, but extendable for one to two subsequent years based on performance. 


Successful applicants will receive an attractive monthly remuneration depending on experience and qualifications. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for central provident fund benefits. 

Job Description

Successful candidates will assist the PI (A\P Gregory Clancey) and Co-PI (Dr Liz P.Y. Chee) in conducting research on or around the project’s central themes: 

  • The historical development of the animal-based drug trade across East and Southeast Asia. 
  • The impact on animal populations of the expansion in TM pharmaceutical supply chains in Asia within the last seventy years.  They will also be in charge of establishing a database (TM Faunal Resource Database) and creating a public-facing website.  

    Job Requirements
  • We will consider candidates with either a strong B.A./B.S. degree or an M.A./ M.S. in history, STS, environmental/conservation science, sociology, anthropology, or closely related field, along with a willingness to work across disciplines. 
  • There may be some travel involved to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and/or parts of Southeast Asia, although the project will be based in Singapore. 
  • An ability to read and understand Chinese is preferred as candidates will be accessing mainly Chinese archives. 
  • Experience with constructing databases and websites is an asset. 

  • Application Process

    To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

    • Full Curriculum vitae, including the names of two referees who would be prepared to provide confidential references.
    • Academic certificates and transcripts.


    Evaluation of applications will commence on 1 December 2022 and will continue until suitable applicants are found. 


    Successful applicants will be based at ARI .


    Shortlisted candidates will be notified soon thereafter and interviewed in-person or online (via zoom), as appropriate.

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    More Information

    Location: Kent Ridge Campus

    Organization: Asia Research Institute

    Department : Research

    Job requisition ID : 18107

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