Research Associate, Health Regulation

Location
Singapore
Posted
13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) is Singapore’s only graduate-entry medical school with Signature Research Programmes in Emerging Infectious Disease, Health Services and Systems Research, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders, and Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders.

SingHealth is the largest provider of medical services in Singapore, with a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centres, community hospitals and polyclinics offering over 40 clinical specialties.  It aims to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare. Together, Duke-NUS and SingHealth form the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC).

The Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) was established at Duke-NUS in 2014 with the mission of establishing regional platforms and networks to grow competencies, build capacity and promote thought leadership in regulatory science and health policy. CoRE offers a strong education portfolio to strengthen capacity and capability in health product regulation spanning pharmaceutical and medical devices among industry and regulators.  CoRE promotes regulatory thought leadership and policy innovation as well as regulatory systems strengthening. Building on this foundation, CoRE is expanding its broader health regulation focus and, in particular, will be collaborating in a project with Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to engage in research and horizon scanning on specific areas in healthcare services.

CoRE is recruiting a Research Associate to work closely with the Head of the new health regulation area in the Centre to ensure successful outcomes. The selected candidate will provide project management and have a supervisory role to lead the team in planning, researching and preparing topic specific reports in health regulation, as well as horizon scanning, preparing reports and stakeholder briefings in the area of digital health related application in health services. The detailed job scope includes but not limited to the following:

  • Work with the team conduct research and writing for specified topics in health regulation.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to identify and research on new regulatory policies, best practices and benchmarks for the respective topics.
  • Identify and apply research strategies needed to cover comprehensively the identified health care topics.
  • Analyse and interpret a mix of data available including qualitative interviews, quantitative data, surveys, and clinical data.
  • Ensure that high quality reports are produced timely on specified healthcare topics.
  • Review the final reports and ensure appropriate quality.
  • Organise domain knowledge sharing sessions for the topics.
  • Organise and/or contribute to the organisation of activities such as conferences, roundtables, focus group discussions, and seminars/webinars.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, including contributing to occasional educational/instructional activities.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in medical or health-related field, public health, business administration or science with minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in public policy or healthcare with a managerial role.
  • Possess a strong desire to work on health care regulation and policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently under tight timelines.
  • Have knowledge and experience working with health care regulation in Singapore and globally.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working both independently and as well as in on a team, have excellent writing and presentation skills as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to handle ambiguity well and remain flexible in a quick changing environment.
  • Possess strong organisational capabilities with the ability to work flexibly and independently.
  • Basic computer literacy and competence in the suite of MS Office programmes is essential.

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