Research Assistant

Apr 05, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 05, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

To assist PI in conducting clinical research according to study protocol, Singapore Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (SGGCP) and other applicable regulatory and ethical requirements within NUS. 
The appointee will assist the project leader in the project, “Therapeutic Forest Study in generating positive energy among undergraduate Students (TFS Study), and will be required to:  


  • oversee the general management of the project; 
  • undertake the day to day running of the project at the study site (such as recruitment, provision of intervention, and data collection); 
  • work with various stakeholders on the development and evaluation of the intervention; 
  • provide administrative and secretarial support to the project, such as organizing regular meetings to maintain regular communication with other members of the research team and collaborate with the study sites; 
  • undertake the day to day running of the project at the study site, e.g. Collaborate with team members at the study sites, recruitment, data collection at the community/participants’ homes; 
  • conduct literature searches, using SPSS to enter data, and analyze data and maintain trial database, as well as assist in preparing both progress and final reports of the project; 
  • maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures; assist in ethical application, amendment and submission of annual and final report; and 
  • work on other tasks as assigned.


The Research Assistant/Associate will carry out other duties as specified by their Reporting Officer. They will be expected to obtain additional training to improve their clinical research skills. 



Qualification: Degree in a relevant field such as Psychology, Nursing, or Science (Honors and above preferred) 
Possess a Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate which is recent and within 2 years (Details on CITI: rch/citi+intro
Prior clinical research experience such as clinical research coordination and participant recruitment 
Able to work independently and meticulously
Good written and communication skills, bilingual (e.g., Mandarin/English, or Malay/English) is essential, multilingual is preferred
Possess strong interpersonal skills
Flexibility to work on weekends and after hours when needs arise
Team player
Quick learner
Statistical analysis, qualitative research experience and relevant publication experience is desirable  

Contact Person
Dr. Shawn Goh
Email address: 

Applications should reach us by 31st March 2021. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
Employee Referral Eligible: No