Research Position in Investment Law and Policy Programme

Research Associate/Assistant

(Investment Law and Policy Programme)


Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Research Assistant in the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. This is a 1-year contractual position.


Job Description

The duties of the incumbent will involve:


  • Assisting the Head of the Investment Law and Policy programme and Research Fellows in the research, drafting and preparation of materials related to international economic law, including in connection with CIL’s position as an official observer in UNCITRAL Working Group
  • Conducting research into topics of public international law, international economic law and other areas as
  • Assisting with the organization and running of webinars and workshops organized by CIL for government officials and scholars, both those which are open to the public and those which are invitation-only.


Candidates must possess a minimum qualification of an LL.B. or J.D. An LL.M. or equivalent experience is highly desirable. Candidates should have a good knowledge of international economic law (e.g., international investment law; trade law; etc.) and public international law; a high degree of self-motivation; excellent English language writing abilities; strong organisational and communications skills; and the IT and publishing skills necessary to prepare teaching materials for online use. Candidates with knowledge of regional language(s) and/or prior working experience in the field will have an advantage.


CIL provides a lively and congenial work environment and the opportunity to engage with experts in different aspects of public international law. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the Centre in general and to pursue his or her own research projects with a view to publication under the guidance of senior colleagues. This is an ideal position for a candidate exploring whether to undertake further academic work in international law.


Closing Date: 10 December 2021.  Interviews will be scheduled for the week of 12 December.



Interested applicants are invited to apply online or email to Ms Tan Cher Ling ( with the following:

  • a covering letter,
  • a short statement of research interests, a detailed curriculum vita,
  • 2 samples of written work,
  • names/contact information of two referees,


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Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.