Research Assistant in Engineering Systems & Design Singapore University of Technology and Design Singapore

Research Assistant


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Job no: 493461

Work type: Contract, full-time

Location: Singapore

Categories: Engineering Systems & Design, Engineering - Electrical & Electronics/Communications, Engineering - Industrial, Engineering - Mechanical, Engineering - Others

Research Assistant




  • Assist the research group to collect, categorize and summarise research data and present the data in figures and charts.
  • Assist the research group to compile reports and presentation slides. Perform simple editing tasks to ensure that the reports and slides are prepared in the proper format.
  • Plan and arrange the logistics for research experiments, and be present to prepare the facilities, set up the equipment, collect data and record findings to ensure the smooth execution of these experiments.
  • Assist the research group in procuring goods and services required for their research activities, including preparation of requirements specifications, procurement documents and raising purchase requests and orders.
  • Assist the research group in maintaining spreadsheets for budget tracking, expenditure tracking and reconciling accounts.
  • Maintain, stock take and track all research assets, supplies and materials and provide regular reports as required.
  • Arrange and coordinate events (e.g. seminars, workshops, conferences, team bonding activities) for the research group, including booking of venue, arrangement of food and beverage, and other logistics such as furniture and audio-visual equipment.
  • Manage the schedules of the Principal Investigator (PI) and his key research personnel and help to arrange internal and external meetings.
  • Compile and process the research group members’ reimbursement claims for travel, purchases and other expenditures.
  • Assist the PI in hiring research personnel, including advertising openings, arranging interviews and carry out boarding procedures such as seat assignment, and obtaining IT accounts and security passes.
  • Compile web content from various research group members and ensure that that the group’s website is regularly updated.
  • Assist visitors with travel arrangements (e.g. flight and hotel bookings) and visa applications.
  • Carry out other administrative duties as required by the research group.



  • Diploma in any field of study.
  • Candidates with a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or related disciplines will have an advantage.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of working experience in administration.
  • Previous experience in other research labs or institutes of higher learning will be an advantage.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to establish work priorities and carry out duties with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff from within and across departments.


About the Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) Pillar


Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) is one of four academic pillars at SUTD. The focus of ESD is the study of large-scale complex systems whose performance and function depend both on their technology and on the socio-economic context within which they operate. Examples include supply chains and logistics, financial services, health care delivery systems, transportation systems, security and defence systems, energy production and distribution systems, environmental systems and many more.


The ESD pillar offers highly innovative undergraduate and graduate programmes, with a unique emphasis on design and active learning. In addition to providing for a strong foundation in the fundamentals of mathematics, science, and engineering, the ESD undergraduate curriculum provides students with a significant exposure to the social sciences, including management, economics, and public policy, and an emphasis on the soft skills, including communication, team work, entrepreneurship, and ethics. The ESD curriculum is modular and flexible, with a mix of half and full term courses and a wide range of technical electives, allowing students to gain more depth in one of several application focus tracks.


Applications close: 30 Nov 2017 Singapore Standard Time

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