The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, a research institute at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, is looking for a Research Assistant/Associate and would like to invite interested candidates to send in their applications.

The candidate will join a team of interdisciplinary researchers working at the forefront of urban research in Asia. The successful candidate will have a background in urban data analytics and can expect to:

  • Develop urban data analysis methodology and datasets
  • Contribute towards the design and conduct of research studies in the region
  • Participate in fieldwork and data collection activities, data analysis, literature review and preparation of publications
  • Apply advanced statistical modelling techniques to real-world problems
  • Represent the research team and present the research at research and non-research conferences and settings


  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Urban Informatics, Geographical Information Science, Spatial Data Science or in other related fields
  • Experience in using geospatial packages in key programming languages in Python or R such as GeoPandas, GDAL, MGWR or PYSAL
  • Excellent knowledge of the geospatial process and spatial analysis in the domain of urban studies, together with GIS tools such as QGIS or ArcGIS
  • Ability to effectively communicate data models, modifications and findings
  • Experience of working with urban data on city-scale problems, applying data analytics and/or modelling to health, mobility or urban planning would be a plus

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are to submit their full CV, cover letter, an English writing sample and contact of two referees to Dr Harvey Neo at We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.