Research Associate, Social Sciences of Health job with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The National University of Singapore is inviting applications for Research Associate at Bia-Echo Asia Center for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (ACRLE), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. ACRLE collaborates with many experts and organizations to advance research on women’s reproductive health, drawing on biomedical science, digital medicine, translational clinical work, public health and epidemiology, as well as health communication and public awareness. Appointments will be made on a 2 years initial contract, with the possibility of extension to an administrative management position

Job purpose

The Research Associate will be responsible for and work closely with the Principal Investigator and study team members to coordinate projects under ACRLE’s Health Communication stream, led by Dr. Chervin Lam . The Research Associate will have a dual role in conducting research projects and in administration (media and public outreach management).

Main tasks and responsibilities

The Research Associate will liaise with relevant stakeholders for participant recruitment and data collection and will report to the Principal Investigator (PI).

The research associate will be able to:

  1. Support IRB application/administration and maintain investigator site file
  2. Conduct study recruitment, respond to general study inquiries, and verify study eligibility
  3. Planning studies and follow-up visits
  4. Manage research study databases, including data queries
  5. Ensure accuracy and completeness of data collection and entry

Main tasks and responsibilities

  1. Analyze datasets and find meaningful correlations
  2. Perform literature review and write articles for journal publications
  3. Maintain regular communication with other team members in different study sites
  4. Manage the schedules of PI, RA and recruitment subjects, so that projects run optimally, without incident and without major delays
  5. Plan appropriate coordination strategies to manage project requirements
  6. Lead networking efforts and collaborative projects
  7. Work with the media team to enhance ACRLE’s brand image and reputation
  8. Work with the media team to engage in public awareness and advocacy


The applicant must:

  • Have a master’s degree in social sciences, health communication, public health or related disciplines; with some research experience;
  • be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative spirit, have an eye for detail; and
  • have knowledge of computer applications, MS office, PowerPoint.
  • Experience writing articles for journal publication
  • Proficiency in analytical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R, etc.)
  • Qualitative skills will be an added advantage

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Message COVID-19

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Effective January 15, 2022, based on Singapore legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform you that job applicants must be fully immunized against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

department : Deanship (Medicine)

Eligible Employee Referral: No

Job Application ID: 9390