Research Associate (2-year contract), Business Families Institute

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 10-Jun-2019
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Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

  • Design, implement and lead research surveys e.g. survey design, survey administration, data analysis, report writing etc
  • Collaborate with SMU faculties and external stakeholders for the purposes of the research projects undertaken by BFI
  • Develop proposals to secure financial support
  • Understand and articulate the types of case studies needed by BFI's educational programs
  • Identify and solicit appropriate business families for case studies
  • Conduct desk research to support case writing including drafting teaching cases and notes
  • Conduct research initiatives through executive interviews and focus group discussions
  • Conduct literature reviews of pertinent topics related to business families in Asia
  • Help in project management for various programmes/ events that BFI conducts or organises


  • Degree in Statistical Analyses or related areas, with at least 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in Research Methodologies (e.g. survey design, representative sampling) and Statistical Analysis
  • Experience in Case Writing
  • Strong understanding & interest in Business Families
  • Strong in analytical and problem solving skills
  • Meticulous and well-organized
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet tight deadlines
  • Proactive, outgoing, able to work in a team and multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relations with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving skills and output and delivery focus with the ability to collaborate High level of professionalism and commitment and the ability to adapt and be flexible
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