Communication and Research Assistant

Job offer posted on 1 December 2022 – This position is filled.

The SPACE project is seeking a Communication and Research Assistant who will be in charge of the internal communication strategy to ensure synergy and effective communication between the different work packages and project members. He or she will also be in charge of developing external communication strategies to disseminate the SPACE research outcomes amongst the target audience through multiple communication channels. This position involves website administration, website content management as well as the administration of a collaborative platform.  He or she is also expected to provide research administrative support.


The SPACE project aims at 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).

Read more about the SPACE project here.


On a general level, applicants will be selected through a careful assessment of their qualification suitability. They are expected to:

  1. Develop an internal communication strategy to ensure synergy and effective communication between the four work packages.
  2. Develop external communication strategies to promote SPACE and ensure the dissemination of its results in both academic and non-academic circles in accordance to the Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination Plan.
  3. Based on the communication activities, provide assistance in building collaborative relationships with the relevant authorities and agencies, stakeholders and NGOs.
  4. Engage local communities and other urban stakeholders through a collaborative platform
  5. Participate to the management of the project website and collaborative platform
  6. Perform other duties required of a research assistant (preparing materials for the project meetings, recording, transcribing and distributing meeting minutes, assisting and supporting the principal investigators in daily research activities)


Qualification: Degree in communications or other relevant fields

At least 2 years of communications work experience with an aptitude for a range of communications functions, especially in digital / social media aspects, PR experience appreciated.

Good knowledge of Singapore’s governmental and academic institutions

Experience with WordPress and web publishing (training may be provided if necessary).

Knowledge of DIVI appreciated.

Other requirements:

Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills

Written fluency in English


This is a full-time position, one year renewable contract.

Starting date: February 1, 2023

Gross Monthly Salary Range (SGD): $4000 to $5500 monthly, depending on experience.

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


Interested applicants please send a resume, a cover letter and contacts (including email addresses) of two-character referees to:

– Elisabeth Peyroux:

– Natacha AVELINE :

Please attach your full CV

View this job offer on My Careers Future website here.