SpicyIP Jobs: Research Fellow at ARCIALA, SMU (School of Law)

ARCIALASpicyIP is happy to announce an exciting opportunity for scholars interested in working on Asian and comparative IP law: the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) at the School of Law, Singapore Management University has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.

The Centre was inaugurated in May 2015, recognising the growth potential of Asia and the need for effective and practical policies to channel this potential by encouraging creativity and innovation. It aims to promote interest, research, and cooperation in intellectual assets and the law in Asian economies. Joining the Centre would be a great opportunity for any junior researcher working in the field of IP law. The job advertisement can be accessed here.


  • Advanced Degree in Law (LL.M. or Master of Law) from a reputable university required, preferably PhD candidate who have recently completed a PhD degree in a topic related to intellectual property
  • Fluency in English required
  • Inter-disciplinary research approach preferred
  • Existing strong publication record in international journals in English preferred
  • Focus on Asian and Comparative Intellectual Property Law preferred
  • Knowledge of a major Asian language will be considered but is not required


The Appointment will be on a one-year term contract basis, with provisions for renewal for a further year subject to good performance and needs of the School. Research support will be provided as well as a competitive salary commensurate with relevant qualifications, experience, track record and research potential.  The Research Fellow will be required to:

  • Be resident at SMU School of Law
  • Conduct research, write research reports and publish in both mainstream media and reputable journals
  • Assist in the administration work of the Centre or SMU, such as the organization of seminars and conferences or other events for SMU, and the update of the Centre’s website
  • Assist in the academic work of the Centre in general, with particular emphasis on projects related to intellectual property transactions and management and protection of intellectual assets


Interested applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a description of research interest and philosophy, selected publications, a list of two referees with full contact information, and any other supporting documents to [email protected].

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 30 September 2016.

The interviews for the position will take place during the month of October 2016 and the tentative start work date for the Research Fellow will be 2 January 2017.

All correspondence should be addressed to Professor Irene Calboli, Deputy Director, Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia.

(Please quote reference number in all correspondence: PDF-ARCIALA-lawcv-2017)

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