Research Associate, Communications in Asia Research Institute job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Asian Research Institute

The Asian Research Institute (ARI) was established as a graduate-level institute in July 2001 as part of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Our mission is to provide world-class guidance and resource for research on the Asian region, located in one of its communication hubs. ARI research addresses important challenges facing the region and the wider worlds, ranging from migration and child health to aging and the ethics of care, to the governance of cross-border haze.

We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of Institute Research Assistant/Associate (Communications and Content Management), in order to disseminate the work of our researchers.

job description

The position will involve developing and executing the Institute’s communications strategy, including through the creation, operation and maintenance of online and social media platforms. You will work closely with ARI staff to highlight and communicate the work of the Institute and to oversee digital initiatives to make our research results accessible to the general public in Singapore and abroad. Additionally, you will be responsible for rewriting content for different audiences such as via Twitter, Facebook, conference reports and researcher profiles. The role will also involve journal coordination work.


  • The candidate must have a master’s degree, an honors bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in social sciences or humanities or in media and communications. He/She must have the following:
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills (English language).
  • Ability to edit and write proficiently for academic and general audiences.
  • Experience in managing official content for social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook pages, WordPress/Medium), creating and managing website and database content.
  • Be creative, intellectually curious and proactive.
  • General interest in news and issues related to Asia.

Application procedure

To apply for this position, please combine the following documents in 1 PDF and attach it under the CV column when submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter, no longer than 500 words, explaining the candidate’s previous research experience and skills in relation to the research project

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview.

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Considering the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone on campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gain successful employment with NUS .

More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Asian Research Institute
Department: Research