Research Associate, Health Services/Employment Research in Health Economics with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE


job description

The Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) is seeking a Full-Time Research Associate (RAssoc) with relevant experience to support faculty members in conducting studies in the field of health services research (HSR) .

The team’s currently active projects include – but are not limited to – understanding the quality of life of patients and their spouses during colorectal cancer treatment, barriers and facilitators to cancer screening, uptake advance care planning in chronic and cancer patients, understanding perceptions of obesity and community weight management, and acceptance of telemedicine initiatives in primary and tertiary health care settings .

The RASsoc will actively participate in research projects in one or more of the following areas:

  • RSS in cancer care
  • Program evaluation using mixed methods and/or patient-reported outcomes
  • Synthesis of evidence to identify gaps to inform future HSS
  • Population Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment

Main tasks and responsibilities

The selected candidate will be an integral part of several research projects with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Work with research teams to conceptualize new ideas and develop research plans that could have considerable influence and impact on the relevant area attracting research funds.
  • Lead and/or manage projects in a cross-functional, team-based research environment that includes capacity building and mentoring of junior research staff
  • Provide support for grant/protocol development and research administration, including ethics approval and budgeting
  • Perform statistical data analysis, perform literature reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Write and edit research papers/reports, present research results for scientific sharing and publication
  • Establish network and collaborations with other researchers from interdisciplinary teams and relevant stakeholders
  • Undertake other related duties as may be reasonably required by the PI


  1. Recognized master’s degree in public health, social sciences or other relevant disciplines
  2. Have demonstrable experience in designing and conducting health economic evaluations
  3. Have a track record of co-authoring written productions, reports and peer-reviewed publications
  4. Excellent in spoken and written English
  5. Proficiency in SPSS, Stata and/or R
  6. Strong writing and critical thinking skills, as well as good organizational, communication and presentation skills.
  7. A team player able to set priorities, multi-task and work collaboratively within a diverse workforce
  8. The ability to perform systematic reviews, with or without meta-analysis, would be advantageous

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

We regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thanks.

Message COVID-19

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.

Considering the health and well-being of our staff and students 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: Operation

Eligible Employee Referral: Nope

Job Application ID: 8451


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