A Research Platform for Singapore

Project Officer (Design for Autonomous Mobility)

Department:Design for Autonomous Mobility
Posted Date:3 June 2019
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term (12 months)


TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More information about TUMCREATE can be found on our web pages at www.tum-create.edu.sg



TUMCREATE is investigating new mobility concepts for autonomous vehicles in Singapore. Beyond the technical challenges, the deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles raises questions related to society and human factors that the Design for Autonomous Mobility (DAM) team wants to analyse. Empirical studies with human subjects are conducted to gather data for design development in a human-centric approach. We are looking for a Project Officer who is dynamic, a self-starter and has excellent task management skills to support the DAM team in experimental studies on future mobility. The role involves providing administrative and logistical support and conducting research for the various projects within DAM, both on ad-hoc and short- to medium-term assignments. Opportunities to initiate research projects are possible with the fulfilment of primary responsibilities. This is a full-time position based in Singapore.

For further information on our projects, visit: https://www.tum-create.edu.sg/research/design-autonomous-mobility


What you will do
  • Oversee day-to-day project administration and coordination

  • Support the preparation and execution of experiments

  • Conduct fieldwork for data collection

  • Coordinate subject recruitment and administration

  • Perform data pre-processing, transcription, and analysis

  • Assist in the preparation and writing of research reports

  • Maintain project documentation, materials and records


What we expect from you

  • Degree in Psychology, Sociology or related field required

  • Proficiency in statistical methods and tools required

  • Experience in qualitative research and analysis an advantage

  • Experience in project coordination an advantage

  • An interest in human-centered design and urban mobility

  • Organized, independent and reliable working attitude

  • Meticulous documentation skills

  • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English

  • Fluency in a second language (Mandarin, Malay or Tamil) an advantage

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment


What we offer you

  • A great experience in one of the most dynamic megacities in Asia

  • Remuneration at competitive rates

  • A close network with both the industrial and academic research community

  • An international and multidisciplinary working environment


Enquiries and How To Apply
Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to penny.kong@tum-create.edu.sg