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Research Assistant, Health Regulation 1

Date: 02-Sep-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) is Singapore’s only graduate-entry medical school.  The Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) was established at Duke-NUS in 2014 with the mission of establishing regional platforms and networks to grow competencies, build capacity and promote thought leadership in regulatory science and health policy. CoRE promotes regulatory thought leadership and policy innovation as well as regulatory systems strengthening.

The Healthcare Services arena is continuously and rapidly evolving with new models and technologies to enhance patient care.  New technological developments such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Medical Things wearables and Digital therapeutics offer substantial promise to both patients and providers.  At the same time, Precision Medicine is fast gaining popularity with medical interventions such as cell and gene therapy being optimized to suit subsets of patients and treat them in a much more effective manner.  All these innovations pose regulatory challenges to balance risks and benefits, requiring a fit-for-purpose regulatory framework to ensure appropriate access and safety in Singapore and the region.  CoRE is collaborating with Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to review and research the exciting regulatory innovations needed to safeguard and enhance the welfare of the Singapore public in this fast evolving healthcare landscape.  If you are a budding researcher who wishes to contribute to defining and strengthening regulatory policy by performing horizon scanning and proposing implementation strategies for the various new technological developments in healthcare services, check out the details below and apply.

CoRE is recruiting a Research Assistant to be part of the new health services regulation team within the Centre. The selected candidate will work in the team to conduct research and write reports for specified topics in healthcare services regulation. The detailed job scope includes but not limited to the following:  

  • Perform background research and study existing local and global regulation on specified healthcare topics.
  • Support the writing of high-quality reports in a timely manner on the researched healthcare topics.
  • Perform horizon scanning for topics such as digital health, cell and gene therapy, regulatory analytics, etc.
  • Assist in organising domain knowledge sharing sessions for the topics.
  • Organise and/or contribute to the organisation of activities such as conferences, roundtables, focus group discussions, and seminars/webinars.
  • Collaborate effectively with relevant stakeholders and with MOH.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, including contributing to occasional educational/instructional activities

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Biomedical Sciences. A Master’s degree would be advantageous.
  • Experience in research methodologies such as literature review, meta-analyses, etc. would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience in public policy or healthcare would be advantageous.
  • Experience in domains such as health services, cell & gene therapies and associated services, digital health and health data usage & governance will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently under tight timelines.
  • Exhibit interest in working in the area of health care regulation in Singapore and globally.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills and able to work well in teams.
  • Possess excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Basic computer literacy and competency in the suite of MS Office programmes is essential.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.