Research Fellow, Global Health

25 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 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:

Global Health Research Fellow

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting a full-time experienced Research Fellow for the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation (LIGHT), which is part of the School’s initiatives under Global Health.

Job scope:

  • To work with the Director of LIGHT on collaborative and international research and practice projects (planning, writing, liaising with partners, other duties related to setting up and executing LIGHT’s projects)
  • To assist with preparation and writing of:
    • Policy briefs to aid government and other public health leaders in decision making
    • Manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
    • White papers
    • Research grants for submission to local and international grant funding bodies (i.e. NMRC, NIH, NIHR, etc.); proposals for other funders
    • Ethics submission documents for research projects, both local and international
    • Interval and final reports for research grants and ethics submissions.
  • To contribute to design of curricula for executive programmes and leadership development programmes
  • To supervise and mentor junior researchers and interns on research, data collection and writing for LIGHT projects
  • To support LIGHT-coordinated national and international advisory support to governments and international agencies
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. Public Health, Global Health, International Development, Business Administration, etc.), or equivalent
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills in English
  • Strong research skills and experience in global health/health systems/digital health/infectious diseases
  • Experience of supervising students/junior staff and able to lead a team of junior researchers
  • 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 and to design and manage projects
  • Great interpersonal skills and able to work in a team
  • Able to work with and effectively manage multiple stakeholders, locally and internationally

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

Applicants should send the following documents as part of their application:

  • Cover letter highlighting career goals and relevant experience
  • Curriculum Vitae, containing details of three named referees

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Elisa Coati at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. Public Health, Global Health, 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 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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