Research Associate (Heat Resilience & Performance Centre)

Date: 12 Jul 2024

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Heat Resilience & Performance Centre (HRPC) is a first-of-its-kind research centre, established at the National University of Singapore (NUS), to spearhead and conduct research and development to address the challenges arising from climate change & extreme heat. 

We are seeking a Research Associate who will play a key role in assisting in the development, execution and analysis of research aimed at addressing the challenges of training and operating in rising ambient temperatures. Background and experience in the management and analysis of large data sets would be advantageous as the centre has a strong data focus. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary group comprising exercise and thermal physiologists, data scientists, biomedical engineers and researchers. This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to not only develop your expertise in research planning and execution, but also to be a part of the team looking to generate fundamental and forward-looking solutions to working in the heat. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main areas of responsibilities of the role will include: 

•    Working with research PIs and teams to develop new research ideas
•    Performing literature searches, assimilating, and summarizing key information, as well as identifying knowledge gaps
•    Designing and conducting relevant studies and surveys (qualitative and quantitative, including lab and outfield studies)
•    Establishing and managing large databases
•    Interpreting and analysis of data
•    Generating reports and present data to relevant stakeholders
•    Contributing to conference presentations and write papers for submission to peer reviewed journals
•    Collaborating across teams, contributing to multiple research projects at once


•    Masters degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, Data Science, or equivalent
(Candidates with strong data science and analytics background and keen to delve into heat health research are strongly encouraged to apply as well)
•    Experience with statistics, data analysis and visualisation software (e.g. Power BI, SPSS)
•    Proficient in computer applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Powerpoint and databases) and online meeting tools.
•    Keen interest in heat health and human performance
•    Proficient in qualitative research
•    Proficient in data analysis tools in quantitative research
•    Two or more years of research experience would be an advantage
•    Proven knowledge of data collection methods
•    Good written and verbal communication skills
•    Good presentation skills and ability to write research reports for publication in reputable journals
•    Resourceful and self-driven
•    Adaptable and able to multitask well with clear follow-through

•    High levels of attention to detail and quality
•    Willingness to travel off-site and outside routine hours for data collection and undertake further training in relevant data collection procedures
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
•    Commitment to the ongoing development of a positive organizational culture
•    Willingness to contribute to a learning environment


  • The role is based in Singapore. Prospective candidates can contact Ms Lydia Law at Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Dean's Office (Medicine)

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18724