Research Associate

The Complexity Institute seeks applications for the position of Research Associate for up to a 2-year term (with a possibility of extension). An attractive remuneration based on the experiences and qualifications and a standard benefit package competitive with the industry will be provided for the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will be part of a research team working on an exciting multidisciplinary project, in collaboration with Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Virtual Singapore (VS) program. The project is focused on using agent-based modelling and simulation technologies to optimize the preparation and operation of emergency medical services (EMS). The following three specific problems will be addressed in the project: i) EMS provision for incidences at crowded places; ii) evacuation of Emergency Department (ED); and ii) placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in housing estates.

For more information about this project, interested candidates can contact Prof Wentong Cai at or visit the following page:

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience in the area of data analytics and optimization and good understanding of modelling and simulation techniques. Preference will be given to the candidates who have experiences in data-driven agent-based modelling.

  • At least Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Computational Science or related discipline from reputable universities
  • Experience in data analytics and optimization
  • Knowledge of modelling and simulation techniques
  • Strong programming skills on C++, Java, and Python
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • At least 2 years of research experience


Please send your resume to Ms Ng Bee Wee at and indicate the job reference number in your email subject, e.g. Research Associate (JOB-2018-0181244)

Please include your full curriculum vitae, publication lists and/or information on years of experience in research work, and name and contact information (e-mail and telephone).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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