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Jobs in Research and Analysis

Postby PandorasBox » Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:52 pm

My wife and I are currently working in the United States and are planning on moving to Singapore. Both of us work in the field of public policy research and analysis. I have a PhD with 2 years experience and my wife has a Masters degree with 5 yrs. experience. We have been browsing for jobs at Careers@SG and have found several jobs that are of interest. However, most of the jobs are with the Singapore Government departments (Health Promotion Board, Housing and Development Board, etc.) I have few questions:

1. Do these jobs accept applications from outside Singapore? What are the chances that we would be offered a job?
2. If offered a job, how much time would the employer provide for relocation?
3. What is the average salary for such government positions?

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Postby aquariuswinnie » Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:48 am

Yes, you are right, most of the jobs that you are looking for are with the government bodies here ( MOH, HSA, HDB, etc.)..There is a high demand for people in your field with the right experience. However, they require Singapore citizen or Singapore PRs only, especially you are dealing with internal gov policies. So sorry, but it's also the same case in the US. Unless you can find a position as a consultant that doesn't require employment with the Sg gov body?

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Postby PandorasBox » Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:01 pm

Thanks for your response. However, I have been communicating with other people and they've led me to believe that jobs in the government are indeed open to people from outside Singapore. Some jobs on Careers@SG specifically ask for Singapore citizenship or PR (mostly in Defense, which is understandable). So does that mean other jobs do not have that requirement?

Also, any idea of the pay range offered for such jobs? What are other job boards that might be suitable for our professions?

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 9:28 am

My suggestion - rather than basing important career decisions on speculation and other peoples (often mis-informed) views - pick up the phone and call some specialised recruiters and the government bodies themselves and ask them outright what the situation is for EP holders rather than SC or PR's.


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