Looking for research experience? There are 2 main ways to join our lab:
1) Join us as a UROP/IRP/ISM student
–> Advantage of this method: You get to clear modular credits at the same time!
–> Drawback of this method: Recruitment period is at the start of the semester. So if you miss that recruitment period, you’ll have to wait for the next semester.
2) Join us as a research assistant (RA)
–> Advantage of this method: Ongoing, year-round recruitment. So you can reach out to us and apply anytime!
–> Drawback of this method: If you do it during the semester, you will have to juggle your RA work on top of your modules. If you do it during the vacation, well, there goes your vacation~
*** Please note that we expect a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week (during the semester), and 20 hours per week (during the vacation), for a minimum of 10 weeks. Feel free to go above and beyond this number of hours and/or weeks (go ahead and impress us!!!). On the other hand, please do NOT apply if you are unable to meet these minimum requirements.
How to apply:
—> Write in to our Principal Investigator Dr. Jia Lile (email@example.com)
with your responses on the following questions.
1) What is your name, major, and year of study in NUS? (If you are not from NUS but would like to join us, please feel free to write in to us too! We will evaluate your application on a case-by-case basis.)
2) Why are you interested in getting research experience?
3) What specific research topics (however vague) are you especially excited by?
4) Are you only looking for paid RA position, or are you interested in the RA position even on a voluntary basis (i.e. unpaid RAship)?
–> Please note that paid RA positions are subjected to availability of funding.
5) How many hours are you able to put in per week, and how many weeks will you be with us? Please take some time to think about this, and provide us with a realistic answer.
–> Please note that too often students vastly overestimate and vastly overpromise on the amount of commitment they are able to give us. This will only backfire and may look bad on them in the end! Hence, please try to avoid this mistake~
6) Lastly, please also attach your transcript and CV in the email too.
We look forward to hearing from you!