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Research Fellow (CARE/AC)

Date: 20-May-2023

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


Duke-NUS Medical School is a partner in the 5-year “Future Health Technologies” research programme, supported by the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with ETH Zurich, the Singapore ETH Centre, and the Singapore Eye Research Institute. This research programme aims to develop novel, scalable, digital solutions for screening and assessing cognitive decline, falls risk, and fracture risk among older adults in Singapore. Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) at Duke-NUS will develop, implement, and coordinate a community-based falls intervention program to prevent falls and fractures. We will work together with clinicians, allied health professionals, researchers, and community partners to implement this falls intervention program over two years. The project is expected to provide key insights into designing individualised falls intervention programs to achieve a significant reduction in the adverse impact of injurious falls amongst older adults in a cost-effective manner.


Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) is an academic research centre based in Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. Drawing on its interdisciplinary expertise and collaborations across medical, social, psychological, economic, and environmental perspectives, CARE conducts research on the social and medical determinants of successful ageing, and actively engages with government and industry partners to identify needs and strategies to enhance the experience of ageing in Singapore. CARE is a vibrant workplace with individuals from diverse academic and personal backgrounds and range of interests, and we value the energy, passion and thought leadership of promising scholars who desire to achieve health, social inclusion, and a high quality of life for older adults in Singapore.


We are looking to hire a Research Fellow for the abovementioned project. The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Lead the implementation of the falls intervention program, supervise data collection from different intervention sites and perform monitoring and evaluation for the intervention.
  • Analyse key outcomes of the program quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Contribute to academic papers and presentations, while collaborating with an international team of researchers.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as to oversee institutional review board applications, address scientific advisory board queries and prepare half yearly reports on project progress.
  • Contribute to grant applications and participate actively in CARE’s activities including seminars and workshops.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements


  • PhD in Clinical Sciences, Gerontology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Economics, or any other relevant fields, with experience in health research.
  • Prior research / clinical training or experience in the falls among older persons (such as epidemiology of falls, interventions to prevent falls) will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in quantitative analysis.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication.
  • A team player with strong organizational and interpersonal skills


The position will be offered for a 2-year period initially and may be extended based on performance.


We invite interested candidates to apply with the following: 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Writing sample (5,000 words or less) 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from: 1) Primary academic advisor (dissertation committee); 2) Research collaborator (could be from a research institution or community partners); 3) Fellow colleagues or research team members 


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.