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Research Associate (Qualitative Research)

Date: 05-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for the following full-time position in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health:

Research Associate for Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting a full-time, experienced research associate to join the SPH-Lao Programme. The post is based in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Job scope:
• To undertake high-quality research, including contributing to drafting major grant proposals and/or leading in drafting small grant proposals;
• To contribute to peer-reviewed publications and other outputs, including as lead author;
• To contribute to master student supervision, as appropriate to qualifications and experience;
• To develop data collection tools and process evaluation protocols;
• To support ethics applications;
• To undertake high-quality data collection and analysis of qualitative research;
• To train partners and students in qualitative data collection, coding and analysis;
• To undertake activities that support SSHSPH and partners in Lao institutions;
• To demonstrate good external citizenship by contributing to learned society/conference events, journal and grant reviews etc.;
• To undertake and complete the mandatory training required by SSHSPH appropriate to the role.

• A Master's degree, ideally in public health, social science, epidemiology, or a similarly relevant field.
• Relevant experience in conducting qualitative interviews and focus group discussions, together with coding and analysis of the data.

The following knowledge and experience would be advantageous:
• Experience in publishing public health research.
• Ability to work (read, write, speak, understand) in both English and Lao.
• Some experience contributing to research grant applications and/or teaching and assessment.
• Some experience supervising and supporting junior researchers and/or postgraduate students and non-academic staff.

The grade of appointment will be accorded based on candidate’s academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Applicants should send the following documents during application by 31 August 2022:
a. Cover letter highlighting career goals and relevant experience
b. Curriculum Vitae, containing details of three named referees

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Zunairah Binti Lukman (
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


A Master's degree, ideally in public health, social science, epidemiology, or a similarly relevant field.

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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.

More Information

Location: [[Lao People's Democratic Republic]]

Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]

Department : [[Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health]]