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Research Assistant (Dept of O&G)

Date: 01-Oct-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The NUH Integrated Women’s Health Program (IWHP) for the first time examines, in a holistic manner, key health issues affecting our wonderful mid-life Singaporean women. Led by a Prof Yong E.L., an award-winning clinician-scientist, the team includes top academics from NUS, University of Pittsburgh USA; McGill University Canada; and Uppsala University Sweden. The IWHP team is well-funded and has published extensively on women-specific concerns, disease identification and prevention. Further details on IWHP cohort program:

Screening of bioactive compounds from the Traditional Chinese Medicinal herb, Epimedium, have led to first-in-man randomized control trials to show their value for menopausal bone health and osteoporosis.  Randomized control trials to test the safety and effectiveness of a novel drug for menopausal osteoporosis is being performed:

Purpose of the Post

Posts available

Several posts for self-motivated individuals who want to be part of these unique efforts to pioneer innovative interventions for women are available. Research Assistants and Research Fellows are expected to display a high level of intellectual curiosity, independence, and personal doggedness to push forward the research frontiers of science and medicine as it relates to mid-life Singaporean women. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility to extend based on performance.


Purpose of the posts

The Research Assistants (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the projects on time. The RA principal role can participate and be trained in specific projects spanning the entire research oeuvre.  Depending on aptitude, RAs may be involved in human or laboratory research, ethics/DSRB applications, patient selection and recruitment, data collection, literature review, data entry and analysis, manuscript writing and grant writing and management. Specific laboratory-based projects including molecular biology, laboratory assays, and Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) can be crafted for interested individuals.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The RA (BSc) will liaise with colleagues across multiple disciplinaries to design, launch and manage specific research protocols. The RA, depending on the specific project assigned, and their previous training and qualifications, will be supervised to conduct the following:

  1. Assist in the study design and grant writing
  2. Help with ethical board/DSRB applications and management
  3. General management of assigned projects: Write and implement research protocols in coordination with other members of the research team and collaborators from local and overseas institutions.
  4. Undertake the day-to-day running of assigned projects: These may include subject recruitment, data collection at hospitals/participants’ homes, administer questionnaires, perform, and record physical examinations, administer drug intervention, and collect blood samples and specimen for analysis including data entry and quality control of data such as audit & quality assurance assessments.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform Specific laboratory-based projects including molecular biology, laboratory analytical assays, and Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) experiments.
  2. Assist in preparing both progress and final reports of the project for submission to grant funding agencies, and regulatory bodies
  3. Conduct literature searches, using SPSS to enter data, analyze data and be part of the manuscript writing team
  4. Assist with any other duties of a similar nature that are delegated by the PI.


Applicants should have relevant first degrees (RA). Experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies or randomized control trials would be an advantage. 


Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 9448