Research Assistant, Metabolism and Diabetes Mellitus Research

Expiring today

06 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Assistant will be involved in the conduct of human subject research in metabolism and diabetes mellitus. These studies involve measurements of beta-cell function, insulin resistance, resting energy expenditure, muscle, and fat biopsies. He/she will also assist in procedures such as anthropometric measurements, the administration of questionnaires and data entry. He/she will also be involved in performing laboratory assays and maintaining samples inventory in the laboratory. He/she will be managing Metabolic Phenotyping Unit on daily operations.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties (100%)

  • Intermediaries to perform clinical procedures, plan, organize and co-ordinate research studies
  • Advise users on design of consent forms, case report forms and protocols for multiple projects
  • Work with investigators to develop clinical interventions, and thereafter provide interventions as aservice for clinical studies
  • Prepare reports for ethics board, funding organisations and other agencies.
  • Managing IRB renewal, amendment, and study report and prepare report for audit review
  • Supervise undergraduate students working on the research project
  • This is a 1-year contract position, with a possibility for renewal based on performance.


3.1 Qualification:

  • Possess at least a degree in biomedical science discipline (relevant)
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge and skills in supporting various research activities;
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature and attention to detail;

3.2 Experience:

  • Relevant clinical and laboratory experience will be advantageous
  • Relevant research experience will be advantageous

3.3 Skills:

  • Self-driven, independent mature worker, who is well-organized and has the ability to multitask.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to travel between the University and external studysites as part of his/ her work.
  • Independent mature worker who is well-organized and multitask
  • Possess good written and spoken communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with study subjects and other members of the study team

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

 With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 11731

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