Research Fellow, Department of Physiology

21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology. The Department aims to bring together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with an interest to maximise human potential, with focus on the field of applied physiology. We aim to adopt a holistic perspective that considers human potential as an integrative measure of health, productivity, performance, human capital and overall well-being over the lifespan, in our environment. Appointments will be made on 1 year contract, with the possibility of 2 years extension.

Purpose of the post

The Research Fellow (RF) will be responsible to lead and align studies with the overall goal of the funded project. The RF will work closely with the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of projects in the programme on time. The RF’s principal role will be to lead studies including designing, planning and analysing data collected.

Main duties and responsibilities

The RF will liaise with the relevant personnel to smooth the process of recruitment and data collection and will be accountable to the Principal Investigator (PI).

The RF will:

  1. Design experiments and surveys to fulfil the overall goal of the project and programme;
  2. Lead research in human subjects including data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  3. Generate peer-reviewed publications;
  4. Provide administrative and secretarial support to the project, such as grant writing, research ethics application;
  5. Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures; 
  6. Maintain regular communication with other members of the research team and collaborate with the study sites;
  7. Assist with any other duties of a similar nature that are delegated by the PI;
  8. Be motivated and able to learn new analytic skillsets and train users; and
  9. Work beyond routine work hours due to the nature of our research.


The applicant should:

  1. Hold a Ph.D or pending conferment, preferably in the field of applied physiology or exercise or thermal physiology in nature.
  2. Have a good record of international publications in human subject research.
  3. Have a strong background and extensive research experience in human trials.  
  4. Have knowledge of computer applications, e.g. SPSS, MS office, PowerPoint.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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