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Scientific Officer/ Scientific Manager, CoRE

Date: 14-Aug-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

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 in the Asia Pacific, with a focus on South-East Asia. CoRE offers a strong education portfolio to strengthen capacity and capability in health product regulation spanning pharmaceutical and medical devices among industry and regulators.  CoRE promotes thought leadership and policy innovation in the area of health products regulation, regulatory systems strengthening.

Building on our strength and initial focus on health products regulation and regulatory system strengthening, CoRE has expanded into exploring issues related to global health, health policies and health system strengthening, especially where regulation can play an enabling role.
CoRE is recruiting a Scientific Officer/Scientific Manager to lead and/or contribute to projects for CoRE’s think tank and health policy innovation initiatives. Current work streams include regulatory and health systems strengthening, patient engagement, digital health, vaccines & pandemic preparedness, advanced therapeutics, clinical trials and medical devices.

The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team at CoRE and focus on applied research and project coordination across assigned areas.

Applied Research

  • Identify and apply research strategies needed to cover comprehensively on specified healthcare topics, including performing background research and horizon scanning.
  • Analyse and interpret a mix of data available including qualitative interviews, quantitative data, surveys, and clinical data where needed.
  • Lead and/or assist in domain knowledge management and sharing.
  • Produce high quality, research-based outputs including reports, whitepapers, policy briefs, presentations or website/social media posts.
  • Contribute to the intellectual direction of the think tank programme of CoRE by identifying topical, policy-relevant domain areas.

Project Management Coordination

  • Lead and/or assist in the management, planning and development of assigned domain areas.
  • Assist in planning and execution of activities such as roundtables, seminars/webinars and conferences.
  • Manage and monitor project timelines and progress, providing consistent updates to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare, Pharmacy or Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences; a Master’s Degree would be advantageous.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of working experience and familiarity with health products regulation, health innovation and general healthcare ecosystem. Successful candidate with more years of relevant experience may be appointed to the Scientific Manager position.
  • Have experience in project management, planning and coordination and able to lead projects with minimal supervision with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently under tight timelines.
  • Prior experience in research and grant writing would be advantageous.
  • Able to handle ambiguity well, remain flexible in a quick changing environment and agile to quickly take on new topics and move between focus areas.
  • Possess excellent writing and presentation skills with professional proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills, comfortable working both independently and as well as in a team.
  • Able to demonstrate intellectual flexibility and socio-political sensitivity.
  • Have computer literacy and competence in MS Office suite of programmes.

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 presence is required.
Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.