Research Associate, Heat Resilience and Performance Centre

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01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for the role of Research Associate with the Heat Resilience & Performance Centre (HRPC), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The HRPC is a first-of-its-kind research centre, established at the NUS, to spearhead and conduct research and development to better enable the future challenges arising from rising ambient heat. Appointments will be made on a two-year contract basis, with the possibility of extension.

The Research Associate who will play a key role in assisting in the development, execution and analysis of research aimed at addressing the challenges of training and operating in rising ambient temperatures. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary group comprising exercise and thermal physiologists, data scientists, biomedical engineers and researchers. This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to not only develop your expertise in research planning and execution, but also to be a part of the team looking to generate fundamental and forward-looking solutions to working in the heat.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main areas of responsibilities of the role will include but limited to the following:

  • Working with research PIs and teams to develop new research ideas 
  • Performing literature searches, assimilating, and summarizing key information, as well as identifying knowledge gaps 
  • Designing and conducting relevant studies and surveys (qualitative and quantitative, including lab and outfield studies) 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishing and managing large databases 
  • Interpreting and analysis of data 
  • Generating reports and present data to relevant stakeholders 
  • Contributing to conference presentations and write papers for submission to peer reviewed journals
  • Collaborating across teams, contributing to multiple research projects at once 


A minimum qualification of a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, or equivalent. Candidates with strong data science and analytics background and keen to delve into heat health research are strongly encouraged to apply as well). Experience in statistics, data analysis and visualisation software (e.g. SPSS, Power BI), and computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, data management and online meeting tools) would be required as well.

In addition, the role will require the following job relevant experience or attributes:

  • Keen interest in heat health and human performance
  • Proficient in qualitative research
  • Proficient in data analysis tools in quantitative research
  • Two or more years of research work 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

Additional Skills

  • Resourceful and self-driven
  • Adaptable and able to multitask well with clear follow-through
  • High levels of attention to detail and quality
  • Willingness to travel off-site and outside routine hours for data collection and undertake further training in relevant data collection procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to the ongoing development of a positive organizational culture
  • Willingness to contribute to a learning environment

The role is based in Singapore. Prospective candidates can contact Ms Lydia Law at

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 : Dean's Office (Medicine)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18724

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