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Senior Executive (Singapore Population Health Studies)

Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: SSHSPH, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Lead the recruitment of community-based participants for public health research studies under the Singapore Population Health Studies unit.


1. Recruit, train and assess staff and surveyors on taking consent and performing interviews for human biomedical research studies
2. Provide on-the-job guidance to new surveyors or for new surveys
3. Conduct spot-checks and provide guidance on fieldwork
4. Carry out user acceptance tests for new electronic surveys
5. Design and pilot test new surveys and gather feedback from surveyors to improve survey design
6. Ensure participant information in the operations database is updated and accurate and the completed consent and data forms are accounted for and securely stored
7. Record and track the submission, rework or rejection of consent forms and questionnaires and generate reports on data quality
8. Call back research participants to verify interview data and gather feedback on the professional conduct of the surveyors when necessary
9. Counsel surveyors when mistakes are made or take necessary disciplinary actions
10. Check for acceptability of work submitted before preparing final payment to the surveyors
11. Monitor progress of survey projects and ensure project deadlines and requirements are met
12. Manage participant complaints
13. Develop training and informational materials for recruitment, data collection and participant engagement


  • A degree holder
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience and 2 years of supervisory or leadership experience
  • Preferably has qualifications or experience in healthcare or health related research settings
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Careful and meticulous with data management
  • Fluent in English and at least 1 other local language (for example Malay or Chinese) to be able to communicate with research participants who are only able to speak Malay or Chinese and to vet translations of study information to be given to the participants
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Able to train people on the use of smart devices and use of mobile apps

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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: National University of Singapore

Department : Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health