Research Associate/Fellow (3-year contract), SIDRA, School of Law

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 17-Sep-2020
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Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • Survey design, delivery, and support
    • Support the design and delivery of the bi-annual IDR survey and report, and contribute to the preparation and publication of academic papers and non-academic communications using survey data and findings
    • Collate and analyse data from survey responses, articulate conclusions and outcomes
    • Liaise and collaborate with survey partner organization counterparts as needed for survey implementation
    • Oversee short-term interns or research assistants
  • Communications and Operations
    • Assist with the management and coordination of vendors that might be procured for further expertise to design and deliver surveys
    • Assist in the general administration of the IDR Survey Project, including preparing operations and donor reports, organizing launches, seminars and conferences, communications products,
    • Support the design and preparation of conferences, seminars, workshops and other events
    • Assist in ensuring event management is carried out smoothly and effectively
    • Additional communications and operations tasks as requested by the Director of SIDRA
    • Additional tasks as requested by the Director of SIDRA


  • Post-doctorate, or post-graduate degree law degree (LLM or JD), or Masters-level in related fields. While a PhD is not required, candidates with a PhD will also be considered. Commensurate experience in survey design and delivery may be considered.
  • Essential Requirements:
    • Passion or interest for the international dispute resolution field
    • Survey design and delivery expertise {quantitative and qualitative methods)
    • Advanced data and statistical analysis and report writing skills
    • Strong legal research experience and advanced writing skills
    • Practical project and event management experience
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with academic, government, legal profession and private sector stakeholders
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • 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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Singapore Management University