Research Assistant, Global Health

Expiring today

16 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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

Job scope:

  • To work with the Director of LIGHT and the LIGHT team on collaborative and international research and practice projects with partner organisations nationally and globally (including NGO, industry, and other research and academic institutions)
  • To assist with preparation and writing of:
  • Policy briefs to aid government and other public health leaders in decision making
  • Manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • White papers
  • Research grants for submission to local and international grant funding bodies (i.e. NMRC, NIH, NIHR, etc.)
  • Ethics submission documents for research projects, both local and international
  • Interval and final reports for research grants and ethics submissions.
  • To perform preliminary research to support the design of curricula for executive programmes and leadership development programmes
  • To support LIGHT-coordinated national and international advisory support to governments and international agencies
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein



  • At least a Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. Public Health, Global Health, International Development, Business Administration, etc.), or equivalent
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Strong research skills and experience in global health
  • Some experience of research in health systems
  • Experience of publishing in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Experience of writing for media commentaries
  • Experience of policy writing
  • Highly organized and able to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgement and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department: Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

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