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Assistant Professor Position

Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: YONG LOO LIN SCH OF MEDICINE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore


The National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine invites applications from candidates for faculty positions as assistant or associate professor to contribute to population health research in the new Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health (GloW), and the NUS Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (ACRLE). Our interdisciplinary program is designed to foster scholars’ professional development by working closely with national and international experts in multi-disciplinary areas, such as nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health, endocrinology, behaviour intervention, healthy longevity and aging, biostatistics and epidemiology.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or Sc.D., as well as graduate-level training in epidemiology, nutrition, or a closely related field or substantial experience with the development or application of epidemiologic methods. Candidate must have at least two years of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience. For the purposes of filling the positions, we intend to take a broad view of closely related fields, including but not limited to such areas as


  • Diabetes, obesity, and cardiometabolic health

  • Nutrition, lifestyle and mental wellness

  • Behavior intervention

  • Cancer prevention and screening

  • Omics research, especially on genetics, metabolomics and microbiome

  • Reproductive health, maternal and child health

  • Aging and neuro-cognitive function

  • Women’s health

  • Developmental origins of disease

  • Epidemiological methods



Preference will be given to candidates with

  • Excellent track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Good track record in proposal writing in general, and for associate professor position, a

  • strong track record for successful funding application

  • Strong analytical or quantitative skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • Excellent mentoring experience


Multiple positions are available and will remain open until qualified applicants are found. First round of application review will start on December 1st, 2022.


Applicants should email 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests; and 3) name and

contact information of three references to the contact as detailed below:


Professor Cuilin Zhang

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore

12 Science Drive 2, MD 1

Tahir Foundation Building

Singapore 117549


(in the email subject, please clearly state “Application-faculty”)

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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.