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Information on System Dynamics related opportunities

Research Fellow 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 Fellow (Job Code: OR/HSSR/DM-008E7)

Position Description

There are currently two positions available in Prof David Matchar’s Health Systems Modelling Lab.

HSSR has a postdoctoral research fellowship (RF) in health services and systems research. The RF will be primarily engaged in developing qualitative and quantitative representations of policy development in disease management and disease prevention, primary data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Candidates with higher qualification and experience can be considered for Research Faculty position. The incumbent of this position will be expected to undertake independent research studies and develop junior research staff capabilities.

  • Plan, organise, conduct and communicate research studies within the overall scope of the Health Systems Modelling Lab within HSSR.
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative representations of policy development in primary care, disease management and disease prevention. 
  • Engage in primary data collection, data analysis and report writing. 
  • Guide and mentor junior research staff.
  • Work with stakeholders from SingHealth, the Ministry of Health, the Agency for Integrated Care, other relevant Government departments, relevant hospitals and health institutions, academic institutions, etc.
  • Perform other related duties additional to the work described herein.
Required Skills
  • PhD in one of the following domains: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or Systems modeling or related academic area.
  • Experience working with modelling methodologies like system dynamics, discrete event simulation, decision modeling or agent basedmodelling. Strong quantitative skills and proficiency working with data analysis tools like SPSS/STATA/SAS.
Desired Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated and interested in developing a research career
  • Able to work independently in a multidisciplinary setting

Applicants should send the following documents: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (ii) three referee reports, and (iii) a writing sample or examples of any published works to [email protected]. Applicants should also apply through the online career portal at:

We regret that only shortlisted 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