Research Assistant – Human Geography/Urban Studies – SPACE

Job offer no longer available. Offer posted on 25 April 2024.

CNRS@CREATE is looking for a Research Assistant – Human Geography/Urban Studies to join our SPACE project team.


The SPACE project is developing a research protocol for infectious disease prediction and prevention in Singapore. The project draws upon analyses of the risk factors and sociospatial patterns that drive dengue and COVID-19 transmission in Singapore, as well as the social and technical skills developed by individuals and community groups in response to disease propagation. Combining insight from the social sciences (geography, architecture and urban design, communication, economics, sociology, public policy) with biology (epidemiology, entomology) and computer science (artificial intelligence, biostatistics), the project will use the concept of “adaptive capacity” (AC) to explore the potential of community-based “latent social capital” (i.e. human, cultural, political, and social) as key assets for adaptive responses to health challenges related to dengue in its interplay with COVID-19.

The project brings together 23 researchers, 10 from France and 13 from five Singaporean universities (NTU, NUS, SUTD, SMU and SUSS). The research will be conducted in Singapore.


We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the SPACE project on “Shaping Public Adaptive Capacity for Environmental Infectious Diseases”. The successful applicant will be working on the impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on public health within the realms of social sciences and urban studies.

The SPACE project brings together researchers from France and from five Singaporean universities (NTU, NUS, SUTD, SMU and SUSS). The research will be conducted in Singapore.

Job tasks:

  • Literature search and review
  • Secondary data collection, data analysis, including content analysis, thematic coding, and statistical analysis
  • Contribution to qualitative field research (conduct face-to-face interviews), transcription and coding of interviews
  • Regular update on the latest scientific and technological developments in AI, digital technologies, and their applications in public health
  • Writing and preparation of research reports
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations, posters, and visual aids for dissemination of research findings at seminars, conferences, and workshops.
  • Assist with all other research-related tasks as determined by the PI


  • Bachelor’s (and preferably Master’s) degree in social sciences, urban studies, public health, or a related field.
  • Experience in literature review, data collection, and analysis.
  • Proficiency in qualitative research methodologies, including conducting interviews and qualitative data analysis.
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in one other Singapore’s official languages would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Prior experience in research project management and familiarity with ethical considerations in research is a plus.


Salary range: 5000 to 7000 SGD  (depending on suitability and experience).

Duration: 8-10 months.

The applicant should be based in and have the right to work in Singapore. He/she will benefit from close collaboration with other team members from the SPACE project.

The grade of appointment will be accorded based on candidate’s academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Workplace Address: CREATE Tower (NUS Campus), 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and academic transcripts to:

We will begin reviewing applications for the positions immediately. Expected start date of the contract is May 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of 8-10 months. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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