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Scientific Officer (SDO, Centre of Regulatory Excellence)

Date: 25-May-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) was established through a landmark collaboration between two world-class institutions; Duke University and National University of Singapore, with the objective of providing innovative education and impactful research that enhance the practice of medicine in Singapore and beyond.

The Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) was established at Duke-NUS in 2014 with the mission of forming regional platforms and networks to grow competencies, build capacity and promote thought leadership in regulatory science and health policy in the Asia Pacific, with a focus on South-East Asia.
CoRE has established a strong and highly regarded education portfolio for industry professionals and regulators. The Centre also enables thought leadership and policy innovation in areas of health products regulation, and its expanded scope now includes issues related to global health, health policies and health system strengthening. Its key focus areas are digital health, vaccines & pandemic preparedness, advanced and innovative therapeutics, innovative clinical trials, and medical devices.
Recently, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has appointed CoRE to set up and lead the new Standards Development Organisation (SDO) supporting the Biomedical and Health Standards Committee. CoRE is seeking an experienced scientific officer to provide technical and operational support to the SDO. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the SDO team to further the national objectives in developing and launching new standards for manufacturing health products.  This will include but not limited to the following:

  • Contribute to successfully identify, develop and promote key national and international standards with industry partners to support the transformation of Singapore's industries.
  • Conduct reviews of existing standards with industry partners to ensure accuracy and relevance.
  • Engage local stakeholders to facilitate the adoption and implementation of the Singapore standards, including the organising of conferences and workshops.
  • Contribute to the administration of the technical committees and working groups consisting of industry partners and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in healthcare, pharmacy or life-sciences/biomedical sciences.
  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of relevant work experience and familiarity with health products regulation and development of standards for health products;  a keen understanding of the innovation of medical devices, digital health and the local healthcare ecosystem would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience in project management, planning and coordination.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently under tight timelines.
  • Able to handle ambiguity well and remain flexible in a quick changing environment.
  • Have agility to quickly take on new topics and move between focus areas.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills, and comfortable working both independently and as well as in a team.
  • Possess excellent writing, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Able to demonstrate intellectual flexibility and socio-political sensitivity.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.