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Research Associate, Health Regulation

Date: 29-Jun-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 Fellow/Research Associate to work closely with the Head of the new health services regulation team within the Centre.  The selected candidate will have a supervisory role to lead the team in conducting horizon scanning, researching and preparing reports in the various fields of healthcare services such as digital health, cell and gene therapy, regulatory analytics, data governance, etc.  The detailed job scope includes but not limited to the following:

  • Work with the team to conduct research and write reports on specific topics in health regulation.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to identify and research on new regulatory policies, best practices and benchmarks for the respective topics.
  • Apply research strategies needed to cover comprehensively the identified health care topics.
  • Analyse and interpret a mix of data available including qualitative interviews, quantitative data, surveys, and clinical data.
  • Review the final reports and ensure appropriate quality.
  • Organise 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.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, including contributing to occasional educational/instructional activities.

Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in medical or health-related field, public health, business administration or life sciences with minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in public policy or healthcare.
  • Candidates with Ph.D Degree in medical or health-related field, public health or life sciences would be considered for the Research Fellow position.
  • Experiences with domains such as health services, cell & gene therapies and associated services, digital health and health data usage & governance will be advantageous.
  • Possess strong writing and presentation skills as well as good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess strong organisational capabilities with the ability to work flexibly and independently.
  • Basic computer literacy and competency in the suite of MS Office programmes is essential.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.