Research Associate/Fellow (1-year contract), SIDRA, School of Law

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 2-Nov-2019
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Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • Research design, delivery, and support
    • Conduct research into industry standards, practices, and developments in the field of cross-border mediation and dispute resolution, particularly on the new UN Convention for the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation
    • Articulate findings and analysis, and produce highest-quality  academic and
    • non-academic publications and products
    • Liaise with industry leaders and experts and partner/counterpart organisations
    • Lead and/or assist with editing, formatting, cite-checking, and revision processes
    • Oversee short-term interns or student research assistants
    • Liaise with Centre Manager to draw up necessary  event budgets, execute vendor agreements, and ensure standard operating procedure compliance
    • Other administrative or operational duties as necessary


  • Post-doctorate, or post-graduate degree (LLM or JD) in law. Concentration in mediation, arbitration, international dispute resolution, private international law, or international business transactions is a plus
  • Essential Requirements:
    • Passion or interest for the international dispute resolution field
    • Proven writing ability of the highest calibre; journal publication is a plus
    • Advanced legal research skills, familiarity with major databases
    • Detail-oriented; passionate about quality
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with academic, government, legal profession and private sector stakeholders
    • Great attitude and open-minded
    • Comfortable working occasional odd hours
  • Desirable Requirements
    • Team player and problem-solver  with a can-do attitude; ability to multi-task efficiently; comfortable taking initiative and working with minimal oversight
    • Proficiency in a major Asian language is a plus
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