Research Fellow, Health District Evaluation

23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Health District is a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary project, which is primarily led by the National University of Singapore (NUS), National University Health System (NUHS) and Housing and Development Board (HDB), with various collaborators across the healthcare, governmental, academic, business and civic society sectors. The goals of the Health District are to improve healthy longevity, enable purposeful longevity, promote intergenerational bonding, and support a community where people of all ages are able to remain if they choose to do so. The project takes on an open innovation, whole-of-society approach, which emphasises on co-developing solutions to tackle complex issues in the community in Singapore, with hope of deriving insights which can also benefit the wider international communities.

The Evaluation Workstream has been set up to assess and evaluate the success of Health District holistically, determining whether it can be used as a model for other districts. The Workstream intends to evaluate and monitor the interventions to be implemented in the Health District, using 2 main metrics: effectiveness at impacting direct or leading indicators of healthy aging, and sustainability of upscale implementation. The Workstream is recruiting a team of researchers to support the evaluation efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Project management
  • Contributing towards research protocol development
  • Patient recruitment for cohort study
  • Data collection and data cleaning
  • Supervision of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
  • Preparation of proposals for new grants
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Development of scientific papers and the dissemination of the study findings


The appointed candidate should:

  • Hold a PhD in public health or health services research
  • Has experience or worked in a cohort or population-based study
  • Proficient in use of statistical softwares i.e. Stata, SPSS
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good scientific writing skills as demonstrated by track records of publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Have the ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Be organised and able to prioritise work load


The initial appointment is for 2-years. This is a full-time position based in Singapore.

Applicants should send the following by email to Ms Winnie Chong (

  1. Cover note introducing themselves (no more than 250 words)
  2. Brief statement of interest matching their skills and competencies to the post (no more than 500 words)
  3. A two-page Curriculum Vitae (only including relevant information), previous experience and containing details of two named referees
  4. A sample of published work and their roles in the projects
  5. Two letters of reference

Interviews will be either face to face for local candidates or by video for those who are based abroad.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Covid-19 Message

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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 : Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18873

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