Research Associate, Singapore

Ref: RA/SG

Perrett Laver


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Role Managed by:

Mazin Almaimani

Head of Research (Australia)

t: +61 (0) 2 8075 4605


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Research Associate– Perrett Laver Singapore


This role draws upon the intellectual skills necessary to grasp a complex brief; the research skills and lateral thinking to identify people who are at – or have the ability to get to - the highest levels in their disciplines/professions or sectors; the advocacy skills to engage such candidates; the motivation to serve our clients with outstanding candidate fields; and the capacity to work as member of a team, at Perrett Laver this will often be a global team. You will have a real passion for people, for the sectors they serve and the outcomes they want to achieve, a thirst for knowledge, a methodical mind-set that will enable you to carry out tailor-made, comprehensive and global search of the talent pool, and high attention to detail and the precise communication.

Research Associates are expected to manage the research phase of the project including background analysis, identification and securing of candidates, and candidate care. They work closely with and support the Project Management Team and the Consultant(s) in the delivery of projects through to the appointment of a preferred candidate. 

Person Specification

We are seeking people with the following:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English and ideally one other Asian language; 
  • A Master’s degree or above;
  • A strong sense of service and the drive to best support our clients and candidates;
  • Knowledge and passion for the sectors we serve; 
  • An curious mind-set;
  • A shared commitment to the mission and values of Perrett Laver; 
  • Sharp and rigorous analytical skills and attention to detail, particularly regarding the assessment of candidates and the contexts they function in;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize workload;
  • A willingness to work with flexible hours when needed;
  • Strong appreciation and understanding of the importance of time sensitive work, responsibility and discretion required for this role;
  • Some resilience and entrepreneurial mindset and interest to work in a mission driven commercial environment; 
  • Enthusiastic and proactive;
  • Collaborative, flexible and able to contribute to the development of a growing team;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply


  • A Graduate degree;
  • Experience working within universities, research institutions, industry R&D, health services

No previous experience working in executive search is required. Perrett Laver will provide rigorous and systematic training for all new hires. 

How to apply:

If you wish to apply, please send us your CV and covering letter by visiting and quoting reference RA/SG.

Perrett Laver believes that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. A broad range of perspectives, backgrounds and opinions amongst our global community of colleagues is crucial in maintaining our culture of openness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity. We take an active role in supporting under-represented communities and groups in becoming better and more fairly represented in the leadership of all organisations. We also know that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our ability to identify, engage and secure candidates from these groups.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, and experience drives us every day – for clients, for candidate identification and in the recruitment, development and retention of colleagues. 

To ensure inclusion on the basis of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstance, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, political or religious beliefs, race, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, we would like to specifically invite applications from under-represented groups.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will only notify shortlisted applicants. This role will be open until filled.