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Research Associate (1 year contract)

Centre for Applied Research

Job Description

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is looking for a candidate to join as a Research Associate and/or Research Assistant for the project titled Sustainable Future of Urban Logistics in Singapore: A Foresight Approach.


You are responsible for moving forward the research activities of the project to meet the deliverable deadlines. More specifically:

  • Environmental scanning (literature review) on urban logistics-related policies, plans, white papers, and foresight studies.
  • Conduct social research (interviews, surveys, workshops/focus groups, analysis) to document driving forces of the future of urban logistics.
  • Technology scanning to identify technologies that could have a major impact on the future of urban logistics.
  • Prepare reports, academic manuscripts, and presentations to communicate findings.

Job Requirements

Skills Requirements:

  • A Bachelors (for research assistant role) or Masters (for research associate role) graduate in Business/Engineering or related field from a reputed university.
  • Excellent research skills including writing and presentation.
  • Good communication skills to liaise with various stakeholders involved in the project.
  • Prior experience in logistics and supply chain management or foresight studies will be a plus point.


This position is one year in length, with the potential for extension (up to 3 months). This position is not for remote working, the research assistant/associate is expected to be working from SUSS.

Interested applicants are to submit their resume and cover letter (optional) to Dr Seyed Mehdi Zahraei We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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