Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology

22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for position of Research Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on a 1 year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

The Research Assistant (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the clinical trials and assigned research projects on time. The RA’s principal role will be to work in general practices such as recruitment, data collection, data entry and analysis.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Assistant will:

  • Working under the PI, he/she is responsible for conducting the study in accordance with HSA, DSRB and hospital regulations.
  • Support Research Manager in developing study budget, verifying procedure costs, monthly invoicing, account management, and regulatory paperwork.
  • Submitting regulatory documents to IRB and Sponsor
  • Provide the clinical study documentations and study team certification records to sponsors
  • Ensure all research agreement and NDA if applicable are in order

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending investigator meeting(s)
  • Preparing for study initiation
  • Obtaining study team signatures
  • Screening and scheduling subjects
  • Getting voluntary subject consent
  • Recruiting subjects
  • Teaching subjects about protocol expectations for them
  • Performing study/protocol procedures in a detailed, accurate manner
  • Maintaining study files

Main Duties and Responsibility

  • Tracking and maintaining the study budget and payments, including invoicing the sponsor for completed work
  • Tracking subjects, avoiding lost-to-follow-up
  • Documenting an adverse event
  • Processing and shipping purchases of raw materials for prototyping
  • Maintaining communication and correspondence (by telephone, email, fax, etc.) with subjects, sponsor, monitor and other site study personnel, including: IRB, DSRB, OSHE etc.


The applicant should:

  1. Have a basic good degree in either BSc / BEng / BA; preferably with some experience in research;
  2. Able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature, attention to detail; and
  3. Have knowledge of computer applications, e.g. statistical software (SPSS, Stata, R, etc) , Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc); and
  4. Preferably have basic understanding of computer programming or mobile application design.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Ophthalmology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16951

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