NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Associate (Public Health Evaluations)

Location
Singapore
Posted
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2022
Ref
10771544
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

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

Research Associate in Public Health Evaluations

The Health Intervention and Policy Evaluation Research Centre (HIPER) (https://hiper.nus.edu.sg/) at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), NUS, is seeking to hire an individual with relevant skillset and experience to conduct and support work in the area of programme evaluations, community health, and linkages with health services research.

The individual will play a critical role in the execution of the Centre’s growing portfolio of work in health policy and services research and evaluation in Singapore and the region, gaining the opportunity to work with leading experts, policy makers, and programme implementers in the field. They will be expected to perform research administration, conduct formative and evaluation-driven research, and disseminate findings.

The role will require an ambitious self-starter who can engage with incoming briefs and help shape and construct deliverables in a timely manner. As a researcher of the Centre, they will be presented with various opportunities to further develop their skills to ensure personal growth in their career. The role benefits from exposure to many areas of public health ranging from evaluations of patient reported outcomes and experiences to evaluating national strategic plans. This will engage the individual in building professional networks across multiple agencies both in Singapore and beyond.

The successful candidate will join an active and supportive team that enjoys working together, problem solving as a team and working on theory-driven yet applied, practical outputs that will influence population health outcomes.

Requirements:

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree from an established University, preferably in public health, health sciences, or social sciences with intermediate to advanced understanding of quantitative research methods.

The grade of appointment will be accorded based on qualifications and work experience.

Applicants with following experiences and skills are preferred:

  • Experience with conducting quantitative research, including design and collection of survey data, processing and analysis of large data sets, and other quantitative methods / data
  • Experience with study project management, including ethics applications and study administration processes
  • Good team-player, independent, enjoys working across disciplines and sectors
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, well-organised, and meticulous
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Proficient in the use of statistical software, preferably R or Stata, for statistical analyses
  • Adept at learning new software packages and online digital systems
  • Experience with qualitative research and the use qualitative data software, preferably Atlas.ti or nVivo, will be an added bonus

HIPER will be establishing a new arm of evaluations consultancy and project work led by Dr. Zoe Hildon and Dr. Ian Ang. The appointed candidate will report directly to Dr. Ian Ang and be embedded in the wider team.

Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree from an established University, preferably in public health, health sciences, or social sciences with intermediate to advanced understanding of quantitative research methods.

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 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.

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