Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP)

The Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) was established within the NUS Business School to conduct basic and applied research on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in Asia. It also aims to promote education in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy through courses and practical learning experiences.

Research Assistant/ Associate

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Part of a research team working on qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Assist in the formulation of research questions, design and implementation of research programs
  • Conduct literature reviews from appropriate sources
  • Collect data via interviews and surveys and will analyse the data using Nvivo and SPSS
  • Write research reports
  • Responsible for the publication and dissemination of research reports
  • Handle the dissemination of research findings using social media, EDM’s and website
  • Present findings at ACSEP events
  • Work on executive training programmes for the social sector


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (economics, business, humanities etc.) from an established university
  • Experience in conducting (applied) research, and familiar with qualitative research techniques and survey design
  • Passion for solving social issues and are interested in topics related to social entrepreneurship and philanthropy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and research writing skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Experience in social impact assessment is a plus
  • Critical to be a team player

Remuneration will commensurate with related experience

Specific responsibilities include:

Interested applicants are invited to email a cover letter with two references. Please submit your application with a detailed CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application closes on 30 Aug 2018. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.