Research Assistant/Associate

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Research Assistants/Associates

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design is looking for full/part-time Research Assistants/Associates interested to join the project titled “Future-Ready Multi-Generational Workers Who Are Flexible and Fluid Across Sectors”.

This interdisciplinary project aims to strengthen our multi-generational workers’ resilience by empowering them to be flexible and fluid across existing and emerging sectors. Research assistants/associates will be required to work with potential partners (e.g. unions and social service organisations) to develop and pilot new career/work/gig pathways for multi-generational workers.

About Us:

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), established in 2012, is a research centre at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. LKYCIC aims to stimulate research on cities and urbanisation, and explore the role of technology, design and policy in providing urban solutions.

About the Position:

This position is ideal for someone who is excited about applied research and is looking to gain experience for a future career in research. Experience in working with persons with disabilities and/or elderly persons in the area of accessibility will be advantageous. You will:

• Design the scope and methods of data collection by multi-generational workers as part of their new career/work/gig pathways
• Support the team in training the multi-generational workers and standardising data collection processes, including researching and writing training guides
• Analyse the data collected and collaborate with partners to demonstrate its value
• Communicate research with public and private stakeholders and collaborators
• Assist to prepare manuscripts and reports for publication
• Additional duties as may reasonably be required within the scope described Duration: This is a contract position. The term of appointment will be subject to discussion with successful candidate based on final and mutually agreed scope and timeline. Application requirements: For applicants of the

Research Assistant/Associate position:
• A Bachelors or Masters in urban studies, geography, sociology or closely-related areas
• Demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis
• Willing to learn new research methodologies
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Sound organisational and data management skills
• Ability to converse in local mother tongue (Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, dialects) is a plus Persons with relevant experience but without the above qualifications are also welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application with subject heading “Future-Ready Multi-Generational Workers Research Associate/Assistant application” – to the email address: along with the following:
• Letter of interest addressing the essential and desirable skills of this position;
• CV;
• Name and email address of 3 referees for us to contact;
• A sample of publication or research work. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) offers an exciting and intellectually stimulating environment in which appointees can make a significant contribution and develop professionally.

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