Research Associate, Global Health Work at NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

Applications are invited for the following full-time position at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health:

Research Associate (Global Health)

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting an experienced full-time Research Associate for the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation (LIGHT).

The candidate will mainly work on projects on health care financing in ASEAN and on care-seeking behaviors of migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The scope of the job:

  • Lead research and project management, including:
    • Planning
    • Lead stakeholder engagement
    • Lead data collection and analysis
    • Support and supervise junior staff
    • Ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner
    • Drive final project results (reports)

  • Support the LIGHT team and the director on other collaborative and international research and practice projects (planning, writing, liaison with partners, other tasks related to the establishment and execution of LIGHT projects). Projects can include:
    • Guidance notes to help government and other public health officials make decisions
    • Manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
    • Write articles
    • Research grants to be submitted to local and international funding bodies (i.e. NMRC, NIH, NIHR, etc.)
    • Ethics submission documents for research projects, both local and international
    • Interval reports and final reports for research grants and ethics submissions.
    • Curriculum design for executive programs and leadership development programs

  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, global health, health economics, health policy, international development, business administration, etc.) or equivalent
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills in English
  • Experience in public health/global health
  • Strong research skills and experience in mixed methods research
  • Experience in applied econometrics is strongly desired
  • Project management experience
  • Experience supervising students/junior staff
  • Experience publishing in peer-reviewed international journals and securing new funding opportunities
  • Policy writing experience
  • Highly organized and able to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product under tight deadlines
  • Able to work both independently and in a team.

The rank of appointment will be granted based on the candidate’s academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Singaporean citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Ms. Elisa Coati at [email protected]

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, global health, health economics, health policy, international development, business administration, etc.) or equivalent

Covid-19 message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our top priorities, and the COVID vaccination supports our commitment to keeping our community safe and making NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. . Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interaction with students/staff/audience members. Even for professional roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences will be required.

As per Singapore legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on NUS premises from January 15, 2022. Thus job applicants will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gain successful employment with NUS .