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Date: 02-Oct-2021

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Company Description

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality care to patients. Academic Clinical Programmes (ACPs) are part of the AMC-wide framework for the continuum of clinical specialties to advance in academic medicine by harnessing the research & medical education capabilities and expertise of each discipline across SingHealth and Duke-NUS for greater synergy in clinical care, education and research. 

The Office of Academic & Clinical Development (OACD) functions at the cluster level to support the ACPs. The Centre for Clinician-Scientist Development (CCSD) which is a part of OACD supports the research pillar of academic medicine in SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC by nurturing aspiring and talented clinicians with passion and interest in research, including clinician scientists, clinician investigators and clinician innovators. The Centre provides support at the developmental stage of their research career, through personalised consultations and structured training geared towards improving research and leadership skills.

Job Description

CCSD is inviting applications from experienced faculty experts and medical researchers who can nurture SingHealth clinicians with research passion and interests. The responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:-

  • Provide grantsmanship advisory & consultations with clinicians to improve their chances of success in obtaining research grant funding. General discussions with clinicians would involve their research themes, research hypothesis formulation, types of grant funding targeted and strategies to achieve their research career goals.
  • Detailed grantsmanship guidance for clinicians’ grant applications which include the following aspects:
    • Evaluating the importance of the research questions
    • Evaluating the feasibility of the study designs and research plans
    • Improving the storytelling and organization of writing to ensure well-flowing content
    • Training clinician researchers in presentation skills
    • Providing advice regarding research methodologies and statistical analysis plans
    • Supervising rebuttals to grant reviewers’ comments
    • Supervising interview preparation including mock interviews  
  • Teaching research methodologies to clinicians and medical students. Although this is not a primary role of this position, teaching tasks are required from time to time. 

Job Requirements

  • Recognised medical or PhD Degree.
  • Has excellent track record of research accomplishments - demonstrated by having a high number of publications, multiple national grants achieved and experience serving on national grant review panels.
  • Passionate in nurturing aspiring clinicians for promoting academic medicine and research.
  • Self-motivated and proactive in guiding and supervising clinicians working on grant proposal development.
  • Able to work with clinicians across different disciplines on research proposal writing for research topics based on general medical knowledge but not specific expertise.
  • Possess strong logical and analytical thinking abilities as well as verbal communications and interpersonal skills with excellent scientific writing and presentation style.
  • Strong attention to details and able to write succinctly and logically.
  • Able to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving work environment.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.