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Research Assistant / Associate (LCPC/EF/RL) 1

Date: 12-Jun-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant / Associate to assist the Principal Investigator, Professor Eric Finkelstein, in managing and executing a number of community or clinic-based randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The successful candidate will perform a variety of functions including but not limited to:

  • Lead and conduct research projects (e.g. carry out literature reviews, manage research budget and inventories, recruit participants, collect research data and perform data cleaning).
  • Liaise with co-investigators, collaborators, participants and other stakeholders.
  • Draft and submit documents for ethics approval by Institutional Review Boards.
  • Ensure accurate documentation and management of research data and records.
  • Write grant applications, study protocols, and academic manuscripts.
  • Supervise junior research staff, casual workers, and interns.
  • Perform other related or duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in psychology, economics, public health or related disciplines.
  • Possess firm understanding of research concepts, principles and challenges.
  • Prior project management and research assistant experience is highly desirable.
  • Organised and able to manage projects involving complex logistical issues.
  • A strong team player who is able to work independently and take initiatives.
  • Adaptable and effective problem-solver with excellent communications and writing skills.
  • Proficient with software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.


Interested candidates are to submit the following documents:
1.    Cover letter and CV
2.    Writing samples (if any)
3.    Academic transcripts


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Covid-19 Message


At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 


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.