Research Associate, Global Health

08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited for the following full-time position in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health:

Research Associate (Global Health)

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

The candidate will work mainly on projects on healthcare financing in ASEAN and on health-seeking behaviours of migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Job scope:

  • To lead on research and project management , including:
    • Planning
    • Leading on stakeholder engagement
    • Leading on data collection and analysis
    • Supporting and supervising junior staff
    • Ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner
    • Leading on the final outputs of the project (reports)
  • To support the LIGHT team and Director on other collaborative and international research and practice projects (planning, writing, liaising with partners, other duties related to setting up and executing LIGHT’s projects). Projects might include:
    • Policy briefs to aid government and other public health leaders in decision making
    • Manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
    • Write 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.
    • Designing of curricula for executive programmes and leadership development programmes
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • Masters degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. Public Health, Global Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, International Development, Business Administration, etc.), or equivalent
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills in English
  • Public health/global health experience
  • Strong research skills and experience in mixed methods research
  • Experience in applied econometrics is highly desirable
  • Experience of project managing
  • Experience of supervising students/junior staff
  • Experience of publishing in peer-reviewed international journals and in securing new funding opportunities
  • 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.

The grade of appointment will be accorded based on candidate’s academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Singaporean citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to apply.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Elisa Coati at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Masters degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. Public Health, Global Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, International Development, Business Administration, etc.), or equivalent

Covid-19 Message

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 presences are required.

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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