Research Assistant, Department of Medicine

01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

Department of Medicine is a cluster comprising of multiple specialties, including Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Advanced Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, Psychological Medicine, Rheumatology, and Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. You will assist the Principal Investigator within our cluster with conduct of research projects including maintaining database, analysis and other related duties as assigned to ensure the success of these projects.

Job Description

Provide assistance to the PI and project team in the conduct and implementation of research.

  1. Assist in screening, recruitment, consent taking, data entry, data analysis, retrieval of data from electronic medical records where necessary of eligible participants to the study and other related work
  2. Assists in falls and frailty assessment and management
  3. Maintain population cohort database
  4. Ensure timely submissions of required documents to relevant agencies and authorities
  5. Assist in applying to the NHG Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB) or Institutional Review Board (IRB) for ethics review, grants, safety, protocol submissions, reports and amendments

Job Description

  1. Record, analyse and present findings of research activity for review purposes
  2. Help prepare progress reports on research
  3. Contribute to the drafting and submitting of papers, formal/official presentations.
  4. Procurement of consumables and subject reimbursement
  5. Liaise with relevant internal and external agencies during the course of work


The applicant should have:

Bachelor degree holders in Life Sciences, Biological Sciences or equivalent with at least 2 years of relevant research/ grant administration experience


  • Knowledgeable about health promotion and provide guided management plan for falls and frailty prevention
  • Proficient in data analysis and SPSS
  • Independent, with strong emphasis on team work
  • Fundamental knowledge of biostatistics including literature search and analysis


  • Applicants with knowledge of cognitive assessment or functional assessment will be given a preference
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, is meticulous, organized, proactive and have an investigative nature.
  • Able to work with seniors in the community setting
  • Proficiency in MS office applications, e.g. MS office, PowerPoint


  • Good written and communication skills
  • Ability to speak other languages and common dialects will be an added advantage to liaise with non-English speaking patients
  • Knowledge of SAP advantageous as procurement support is needed
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy will be a bonus

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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