Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

29 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine invites applications from candidates for faculty positions as Assistant or Associate Professor to contribute to population health research in the NUS Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality, and a new Global Centre of Asian Women’s Health. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to foster scholars’ professional development by working closely with national and international experts in multi-disciplinary areas, such as nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health, endocrinology, behaviour intervention, health longevity, biostatistics and epidemiology.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or S.D., as well as graduate-level training in epidemiology, nutrition, or a closely related field or substantial experience with the development or application of epidemiologic methods. The candidate must have at least two years of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience.  To fill the positions, we intend to take a broad view of closely related fields, including but not limited to such areas as

  • Diabetes, obesity, and cardiometabolic health
  • Nutrition, lifestyle and mental wellness
  • Omics research, especially on genetics, metabolomics and microbiome
  • Behavior intervention
  • Reproductive health, maternal and child health
  • Aging and neurocognitive function
  • Women’s health
  • Developmental origins of disease
  • Epidemiological methods

Preference will be given to candidates with

  • Excellent track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Good track record in proposal writing in general, and for associate professor position, a strong track record for successful funding application
  • Strong analytical or quantitative skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Excellent mentoring experience

Multiple positions are available and will remain open until qualified applicants are found. First round of application review will start on December 1st, 2022.

Applicants should email 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests; and 3) name and contact information of three references (reference letters will be requested if selected for an interview) to the contact as detailed below.

Professor Cuilin Zhang
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
12 Science Drive 2, MD 1
Tahir Foundation Building, level 15-03E
Singapore 117549
Email:  (in the email subject, please clearly state “Application-faculty”) 

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In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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