Research Associate (CASMIDA)

Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: ARTS & SOC SC, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

We invite applications for a full-time one-year position as a Research Associate. 


The successful candidate will assist, support, and work with two interdisciplinary teams led by the Principal Investigator (Dr. Michelle Ho) on two projects, “Campus Sexual Misconduct in a Digital Age (CASMIDA): Perspectives from Singapore,” and “Queer Men in Singapore: Digital Intimacies, Sexual Behaviors, and Mpox Perceptions.” Find out more about the two projects at and


Responsibilities of a Research Associate related to this project include but are not limited to: 


  • Administrative duties and day-to-day management of the project
  • Scheduling team meetings and taking minutes and liaising with other team members
  • Project communications including fielding emails, managing and maintaining our social media platforms, and updating and developing our project websites.
  • Managing all participant reimbursements and communication with research participants.
  • Assisting in administrative process for ethics approval, including renewals and amendments where necessary.
  • Overseeing the logistics of carrying out field research including recruiting research participants, scheduling and conducting interviews and online surveys, and transcribing, organizing, and analyzing the data collected
  • Writing literature review on thematic areas related to the two projects
  • Co-authoring research reports, publications, conference papers, grant proposals, and other scholarly writing. Research Associates will be acknowledged as co-authors alongside the rest of the team.
  • Contributing to the Research Committee as a part of the CNM department.


The ideal candidate should: 

  • hold a master’s degree in any field in the social sciences, including but not limited to: gender studies, media and communication studies, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies. Candidates on the verge of completing their master’s degrees are also welcome to apply.
  • have a strong commitment to social justice and research interests in gender and sexuality issues in Singapore. 
  • be well-versed in qualitative research methods and analysis. Familiarity with or the willingness to learn quantitative research methods would be advantageous
  • have good writing, communication, and (time) management skills


As this is a full-time research position, the Research Associate is expected to reside in Singapore during the one-year term, except for vacation and academic leave. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 


The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2024

Review of applications will begin in June 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Application Instructions

A full application should consist of the following: 

•    cover letter, highlighting the applicant’s interest in the projects’ topics and commitment to diversity 
•    full curriculum vitae, including the candidate’s academic history, relevant research experience (if any), and list of publications (if any)
•    one academic writing sample (up to 25 pages)
•    personal data consent form 
•    at least one name for a letter of recommendation. If the applicant is shortlisted, recommender(s) will be approached for their letter(s). 


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Michelle Ho at 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Arts & Social Sciences

Department : Communications And New Media

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 25353