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Research Assistant/Research Associate Duke-NUS Medical School 

Background of Organization

Duke-NUS Medical School was established in Singapore in 2007 with the aim of increasing the supply of doctors in Singapore, while simultaneously training clinicians in cutting-edge research methodologies. The Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR) is one of the five Signature Research Programmes at Duke-NUS. HSSR supports and conducts research that bridges theory and practice in a way that both advances the state of the scientific theory and is sufficiently pragmatic to actually improve healthcare practice. HSSR’s mission is to: (1) pursue a world-class research agenda; (2) impact health care policy and practice; and (3) expand HSSR research capacity.

 The research programme at Duke-NUS is aimed at producing independent researchers who are competent in translating methods and interventions to the Asian context. Given the unique position of Singapore geographically and culturally, the program provides excellent training in comparative health systems research and cross-cultural studies of healthcare systems.


Duke-NUS Medical School
8 College Road
Singapore 169857

Position Title

Research Assistant/Research Associate (Job Code: OR/HSSR/DM-008BD)

Position Description

Perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organizing and coordinating research studies within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his designate:

  • Effectively collaborate with a large variety of stakeholders.
  • Coordinate project activities.
  • Conduct and organize project related meetings.
  • Attend to administrative and logistic needs of research project.
  • Design and administer quantitative surveys under the supervision of senior staff/faculty.
  • Conduct scientific literature reviews.
  • Actively contribute in preparation of manuscript drafts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist in preparation and submission of grant reports to funding agencies.
  • Assist with presentation preparations.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews.
  • Undertake any additional duties as assigned by the supervisor. 
Required Skills
  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in public health, health services research, life sciences, epidemiology, statistics, pharmacy or related field.
  • At least two years of work experience in an academic and/or research environment.
  • Experience in the coordination of scientific projects.
  • Ability/or willingness to learn how to design and administer quantitative surveys.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative interviews would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with EndNote or similar reference management software. 
Desired Skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Able to multi-task and work productively in teams, under the supervision of senior staff.

Interested candidates are to submit the following documents through the online career portal:

(1)   CV
(2)   Cover letter
(3)   Writing sample
(4)   Name and contact information of at least two references

Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis with the position being filled once the right candidate has been identified. Hired candidate will be an employee of NUS. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Contact Person

Amina Islam, Email: [email protected]

Salary Range

Salary and benefits are competitive and will depend on qualifications and work experience. 


Edited by CS 7-2-18