Job: Student Assistant surveyors for Illegal Wildlife Trade project (jun – Jul)

Hosted by Nanyang Technological University, in collaboration with the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade at the University of Oxford.

Position Overview

  • We are looking for enthusiastic Chinese Singaporeans, who are current university students or recent graduates, to conduct market-research style surveys with the public.

Project Overview

  • We are working to understand and influence consumers who use an endangered species as a form of traditional medicine.
  • Particularly, we hope to implement an evidence-based approach to wildlife trade campaigns addressing consumer demand using methods from the health field, which have not previously been applied in conservation.


  • 1st & 2nd June (training days – paid)
  • 5th June – 14th July (Full-time position with a non-traditional schedule — time of day, and days of week, will vary depending on research needs).


  • 12SGD/hour (plus reimbursement for research expenses, such as transport between survey locals)

Details & Qualifications:

  • A team of four surveyors will conduct market-research style surveys throughout Singapore. This will involve engaging passer-byes at malls, parks, etc. and asking them to complete a short tablet-based survey about their fever medication preferences.
  • We need people who can not only be engaging with the public, but are also highly methodical and repeatable with their procedure.
  • Strong Mandarin speaking skills are also important, as some participants may wish to speak to you in Chinese.
  • The position will be about 40 hours/week spread across 5 days/week. We will need to collect surveys in the evenings, and on weekends, so some weeks, for example, you may work Saturday but not Friday. Variability also gives us flexibility though, and so working around days you need off, is also possible.

To Apply:

  • Send your CV and a brief paragraph highlighting why you are a good fit for this position to Hunter Doughty as soon as possible.

Hunter Doughty
Doctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

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