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Job ID: 163963

Research Assistant / Research Associate / Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2021
Title Research Assistant / Research Associate / Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Aug. 16, 2021
Position Start Date December 2021
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Law - General

The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore strives to be at the cutting edge of legal developments in banking and finance by contributing ideas for improving the financial system at the national, regional and global levels. It aims to bring together a vibrant community to generate scholarship, policy recommendations and intellectual exchange about the robustness, soundness and stability of the banking sector, capital markets and other financial services.

The Centre is inviting applications from suitable candidates in the field of banking and finance law to conduct research and to participate in the work of the Centre.


1. Employment on a full-time contract at NUS Law for one year.
2. A remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
3. Eligibility to apply for research and conference funding from CBFL to support attendance at academic conferences and to conduct field research, where required.
4. Allocation of a workstation within CBFL.


1. Develop and pursue your own research agenda, including undertaking research projects on topics related to banking and/or finance law, with a view to publication in suitable journals, edited volumes, reputable blogs or other appropriate online media.
2. Present your work-in-progress at CBFL research seminars with a view to refining it for publication.
3. Assist in other CBFL research projects and initiatives, as assigned by the CBFL Leadership, including producing working papers and reports, contributing to the substantive content of CBFL publications, assisting with CBFL events, managing manuscripts and undertaking basic editing.
4. Attend and contribute to CBFL events.
5. You are expected to be in residence in Singapore throughout the term of your appointment, subject to the standard NUS terms for annual leave.

The applicant requires good organisational skills, self-motivation, diligence, the ability to meet deadlines, and an eye for detail. A strong command, oral and written, of the English language is essential as well as evidence of an ability to independently produce publishable research. The required academic qualifications are as follows:

Research Assistant
An appointment as a Research Assistant may be offered to an applicant who has a Bachelor’s degree in law and/or who has recently graduated with an LLB (Hons) with a First-class or good Upper Second-Class Honours (or equivalent) in law.

Research Associate
An appointment as a Research Associate may be offered to an applicant who has an LLM (Hons) degree and a further minimum of two years’ post-graduation experience.

Research Fellow
An appointment as a Research Fellow may be offered to an applicant who has recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in law.

Senior Research Fellow
An appointment as a Senior Research Fellow may be offered to an applicant who has a PhD degree in law and minimum 3 years’ post-doctoral research experience.

  • NUS Faculty of Law is a leading law school in Asia widely noted for its global outlook and high standards of scholarship and education. The law school has more than 60 academic staff members and more than 1200 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Faculty is actively engaged in research and its members regularly publish books and monographs as well as articles in leading journals in Singapore and abroad.

    Apart from the LL.B. programme, NUS also offers double degree programmes in law and business, law and economics, law and life sciences, and law and accountancy, and a concurrent degree programme in law and public policy. It has a vibrant graduate community of students working towards the LL.M. (with or without specialisation) and Ph.D. degrees. Together with New York University School of Law, the NUS law school offers the NYU@NUS programme which allows students to earn an LLM concurrently from both institutions and the LL.B. (NUS) and LL.M. (NYU) concurrent degree programme. For more information on the NUS Faculty of Law, please visit:

    The strength of the NUS Faculty of Law lies in its outstanding students and faculty. The law school offers subjects ranging from the theoretical to the practical, with comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives. The overriding objective is to provide students with a liberal legal education that will allow them to realise their full potential intellectually and professionally.

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Contact Information

  • Gail Lee
    Faculty of Law
    National University of Singapore
    469G Bukit Timah Road
    Eu Tong Sen Building
    Singapore, Singapore 259776
  • +6565163602
  • +6567790979


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