Research Associate (Global Health Law & Governance)

Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: SPECIALTY RESEARCH INST/CTRS, Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Global Health Law and Governance Program at the NUS Centre for international Law is recruiting a one-year Research Associate position. The Program focuses on the international legal, regulatory and governance aspects of pandemic prevention and response, as well as international public health emergencies. Topics of interest include the World Health Organization's negotiations on a new pandemic accord, the revision of the International Health Regulations, improving fair and equitable access to medicines, access and benefit sharing of pathogen samples/genetic sequencing data, intellectual property and technology transfer, global health innovation and technologies, and more. The program conducts research, offers education and training, and organizes events. The Research Associate will support the work of the Program and will also undertake a personal research project. 

The duties of the incumbent will involve:

  • Carrying out research;
  • Drafting and writing memorandums and publications;
  • Assisting in teaching and events coordination;
  • Updating the CIL global health law program website;  
  • Coordinating and communicating with other researchers in the field


All research staff in CIL will have access to professional development opportunities (e.g., events, seminars, and training programmes) within NUS. They will also have opportunities to attend regional and international conferences, workshops, and symposiums as well as other scholarly opportunities.


  • A graduate degree in law, international law, public or global health, international relations or other related fields;
  • Background or experience in public health law and/or global health law;
  • Outstanding research and writing skills ;
  • English at mother-tongue level.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants are invited to apply via the NUS Career Portal with the following supporting documents by 4 June 2024:

  • A covering letter indicating experience, motivation for applying to work at CIL, and research interests
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (no more than three pages) setting out educational and work history
  • University transcripts
  • One (1) sample of written work
  • Names and details of two (1) referees


Please note only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For queries, please contact Ms Sadhna Rai at

More Information about CIL

CIL was established in 2009 as a university-level research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is located on the Bukit Timah Campus of NUS, together with the Faculty of Law and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy. As a university-level research institute, CIL engages in both legal and multi-disciplinary research on wide variety of international law issues. Its mission is to enable Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region to play a more significant role in the promotion and development of international law. More about CIL can be found here: