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Research Associate, Innovation Science in Global Health

Date: 30-Jul-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) aims to address current and emerging health challenges across ASEAN member states and in other Asian countries. Working in collaboration with partners, the Institute seeks to tackle prevalent health challenges, strengthen health systems and better insulate countries from pandemics and disease threats.

The Innovation Science in Global Health core is one of the five core areas of focus within SDGHI. Its work is divided into three streams, namely integrate a global health focus within existing innovation programmes in SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) to respond to major burdens-of-disease across Asia, enable the adoption of innovations-at-scale by identifying and responding to systems-related requirements in Asia in close collaboration with regional partners, and advance capacity for innovation science in Asia to address pressing global health challenges. 

The selected candidate will report to the Innovation Science in Global Health Core lead and perform a variety of project management, partner coordination, outreach, and education support activities to support the Core’s initiatives such as to:

Integrate a global health focus within existing innovation programmes

  • Manage, plan, and coordinate multiple innovation initiatives to ensure that they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Consult and collaborate with stakeholders within and outside of the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC to provide operational and technical support.

Enable the adoption of innovations-at-scale by identifying and responding to systems-related requirements in Asia in close collaboration with regional partners

  • Participate in the development and scale-up of innovation projects, including supporting operational research to improve in-country capacity.
  • Support countries in situation analysis, identify programme/project opportunities, and provide assistance to improve programme implementation.

Advance capacity for innovation science in Asia to address pressing global health challenges

  • Assist in the development of a global health graduate certificate programme.
  • Prepare reports and communicate updates on innovation activities to SDGHI’s management team.
  • Provide administrative oversight for the Core’s projects.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein or as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Global Heath, Science, Social Science or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience and have working knowledge of healthcare organisations in both academic and clinical settings.
  • Possess strong project management, coordination and analytical skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to interact and work with stakeholders and team members across various functions and levels in an organisation.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to communicate well across a variety of medium.
  • Experience in data reporting and academic publication preferred.
  • Prior experience working with institutions in low-income and middle-income countries, particularly in Asia, would be advantageous.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, statistics, data visualisation and presentation software.
  • Able to travel regionally.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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