Research Associate / Research Fellow, Office for Students
The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Associate/Research Fellow in the Office for Students (OfS), Dean’s Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on a one- or two-year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.
The Office for Students is set up to work alongside with our undergraduate medical students, to enhance their wellbeing, as well as to advance their overall professional development and growth in their journey to becoming tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. By providing support to the students in the areas of admissions and student affairs, the Office also aims to nurture the students and raise their self-awareness and relational competence, making them realise their potential as skilled, empathetic and collegial medical professionals – equipped to navigate the challenges of their eventual areas of practice.
Purpose of the Post
This Research Associate/Research Fellow will work with faculty and staff of the Office for Students (OfS) to track, analyse and interpret data collected relevant to the work of the OfS.
This would include data related to the school’s admissions exercise, student performance and student surveys tracked during medical school. The role will also include producing reports as well as decisions involving how best to collect and track on-going data.
The person will be the point person for the OfS to track interventions and outcomes relevant to UG medical student’s professional development and wellbeing. This would include assisting in the planning of projects (interventions) as well as monitoring and tracking outcomes of these interventions.
- Being able to perform a literature search, assimilate and summaries key information, as well as identify knowledge gaps
- Design and conduct relevant studies and surveys (qualitative and quantitative)
- Manage large databases
- Interpret and analyse data
- Generate reports and present data to relevant stakeholders
- Contribute to conference presentations and write papers for submission to peer reviewed journals
- Collaborate across teams and stakeholders involved in similar student development and wellbeing work.
This Research Associate/Research Fellow should have problem-solving and investigative skills, as well as proficiency in multiple data collection and analysis techniques and have a good knowledge of statistical computer applications. He/she should be a good communicator and able to work effectively within teams. Content expertise in medical education would be an advantage.
Researcher skills include:
- Master’s or doctorate degree in Medical Education or Education or Psychology or related field
- Proficiency in qualitative research
- Proficiency in data analysis tools in quantitative research
- Two or more years of research experience would be an advantage
- Proven knowledge of data collection methods
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Good presentation skills and ability to write research reports for publication in reputable journals
- Knowledge of project management
Remuneration will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Appointments will be made on a two-year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointments when the current contract is due.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Connie Wong at email@example.com.
Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of two referees to this job portal.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified
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
Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Dean's Office (Medicine)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 11933