Research Associate / Researcher, Student Office job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The National University of Singapore is inviting applications for a Research Associate/Scholar in the Office of Students (OfS), Office of the Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on the basis of a one or two year contract initially, with the possibility of extension.

The Student Office is set up to work alongside our undergraduate medical students, to enhance their well-being, as well as to advance their overall professional development and growth on their journey to becoming medical professionals. of tomorrow. By providing support to students in the areas of admissions and student affairs, the Office also aims to nurture students and increase their self-awareness and relational competence, making them realize their potential as competent healthcare professionals. , empathic, and collegial—equipped to navigate the challenges of their prospective practice areas.

Job purpose

This research associate/researcher will work with faculty and staff of the Office for Students (OfS) to track, analyze and interpret collected data relevant to the work of the OfS.

This would include data related to the school’s admissions exercise, student performance, and student surveys taken during medical school. The role will also include reporting as well as decisions on how best to collect and track ongoing data.

The person will be the resource person for the OfS to track interventions and outcomes relevant to the professional development and well-being of UG medical students. This would include assisting in the planning of projects (interventions) as well as monitoring and tracking the results of these interventions.

Main duties

  • Ability to research literature, assimilate and summarize key information, and identify knowledge gaps
  • Design and conduct relevant studies and surveys (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Manage large databases
  • Interpret and analyze data
  • Generate reports and present data to relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to conference presentations and write articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals
  • Collaborate across teams and stakeholders involved in similar student development and wellbeing work.


This research associate/research fellow should have problem-solving and investigative skills, as well as proficiency in several data collection and analysis techniques and have a good working knowledge of statistical computer applications. He/she must be a good communicator and able to work effectively in a team. Expertise in medical education content would be an advantage.

Researcher skills include:

  • Masters or PhD in Medical Education or Education or Psychology or related field
  • Mastery of qualitative research
  • Mastery of data analysis tools in quantitative research
  • Two or more years of research experience would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data collection methods
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good presentation skills and ability to write research reports for publication in reputable journals
  • Knowledge of project management


Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Connie Wong at [email protected]

Official request: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, together with a detailed CV (including personal details, academic and professional background, full list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of two references on this job portal.

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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 presence will be required.

With the health and well-being of our staff and students in mind and to better protect everyone on campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gain successful employment with NUS.

More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Dean’s office (medicine)

Eligible Employee Referral: Nope

Job Application ID: 11933