Research Intern (SPACE)

Filled. Internship offer posted on 18 September 2023. 

CNRS @ CREATE is looking for a research intern to join our SPACE project team for a period of 3 months.


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.


CNRS @ CREATE is looking for a research intern to join our team for a period of 3 months. 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”. In this role, you will get a chance to:

· Recruit research participants and scheduling of interviews;

· Conduct qualitative interviews with seniors and staff in the healthcare sector, and contribute ethnographic observations on your experiences (training will be provided); and

· Clean, transcribe, and analyse qualitative data.

This is an ideal opportunity for those interested in developing their career in the fields of qualitative research, healthcare, infectious disease and prevention.



· Interest in working with residential neighbourhoods;

· Some experience in conducting interviews and/or ethnographic research;

· Proficiency in two Singapore’s official languages would be preferred; a bonus would be fluency in dialects such as Hokkien/Teochew/Cantonese.


· Experience in working with residential neighbourhoods;

· Knowledge of qualitative research methods;

· Experience with data cleaning and with analytical software such NVivo or similar.


The research intern will be remunerated around S$1,000, depending on experience. We would ideally like you to work with us from October 2023 onwards. We look forward to working with you on this exciting and dynamic project.

Please submit your CV and a brief cover letter to Raksha Mahtani at