Research Associate / Research Fellow in physical and social environment of residential neighborhoods (SPACE project)

Job offer posted on 7 July 2023 – Position filled

One research associate/research fellow position in physical and social environment of residential neighborhoods is proposed as part of the SPACE project.


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 several residential areas of Singapore. The fellow will receive a competitive salary and generous funding to support his/her research.


On a general level, applicants will be selected through a careful assessment of their qualification suitability, synergy and alignment with the work package “Built and social environment of residential neighborhoods”. They are expected to:

  1. Carry out scientific research within the project
  2. Provide support to the organization of fieldwork, international workshops and conferences
  3. Contribute to the writing of a scientific paper

The candidate will be asked to gauge community residents’ attitudes, risk perceptions, and behaviors towards the propagation of dengue and covid 19 in the built environment. He/she will evaluate the significance of community-building, social capital, and involvement of local communities in the decision-making processes relating to disease mitigation.

Methods: household surveys, interviews with major stakeholders (representatives of the civil society and community organizations, focus groups with households.


Minimum Qualification Level: Master or PhD degree

Good knowledge of Singapore’s neighborhoods

Experience of working in residential neighborhoods

Experience in qualitative research methods and ethnographic work.

Proficiency in two Singapore’s official languages would be preferred


Gross Monthly Salary Range (SGD): 5,000-7,200 (depending on suitability and experience).

Workplace Address: CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602


Interested applicants please send your resume to:


– Natacha AVELINE:

–Ying CHEN:

Please attach your full CV, with the names and contacts (including email addresses) of two-character referees.

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