NUS Centre for International Law is hiring a Research Associate (Nuclear Law and Policy)

Application for a Research Associate (Nuclear Law and Policy)

The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is accepting applications for the position above. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

About the Role

The position is for a new research project on nuclear law and policy at CIL. This project will focus on legal and policy issues related to nuclear safety, security, safeguards and liability. The Research Associate will join the CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team to focus on research on cutting-edge issues in evolving areas of global and regional importance. For further information on the focus area including events, activities and publications, please visit


In addition to conducting research, the Research Associate is also expected to assist in planning and organising conferences, workshops, training courses, seminars and other events as well as the drafting of any event-related output such as background papers and reports. Other responsibilities include assisting with keeping the project website and other social media platforms up to date (platforms through which the team shares its research outputs, activities and other related knowledge and information). The successful applicant would be expected to take up the position in March 2021.

The successful applicant can look forward to building capacity in a niche area of public international law which seeks to promote of the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear energy. As part of the project, there would be opportunities to work and learn from international and regional experts in this field. The successful applicant can look forward to joining a small collegial team that values team work and excellence and we expect that by the end of the term of the project, he or she will be in a unique position to use the experience and networks gained from the project as a springboard to further their postgraduate studies should there be a desire to do so.


CIL is seeking applications from candidates who minimally, possess an LL.B. from a university that is approved by the Ministry of Law. Candidates with an LL.M. in public international law or energy or environmental law and policy and prior work experience of between 1 to 3 years of experience are preferred. The ideal candidate would possess strong research, analytical and writing skills as well as communication and inter-personal skills. Those who require work passes need not apply.

About the Centre for International Law

CIL was established as a university-level research institute at NUS in 2009, in response to the growing need for international law thought leadership and capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region. CIL’s focus areas of research and training are ocean law and policy, ASEAN law and policy, investment law and policy, and international law and practice which encompasses nuclear law and policy. CIL is located on the Bukit Timah Campus of NUS. For more information on the Centre including its vision and mission please see


Application Procedure and Process

Interested applicants are invited to email the following to Ms Sarah Seow (

  • a covering letter;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • 2 samples of written work;
  • names/contact information of two referees;

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a short written test and following this test, successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview. This process will take place on a rolling basis.

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