Institution (Location)
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Singapore)
Start Date
April 3, 2017
Position Description
We are seeking a full-time Research Associate / Research Fellow to join our team at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.
The focus of our research is to develop better understanding of physical,
socio-cultural, and political/economic environmental factors and the interplay
between individuals and their environment to improve eating and activity

Ongoing projects address three main areas:

  1. Examine environmental factors
    that influence food choice and physical activity in Singapore.
  2. Evaluate how the interaction of
    individuals with their environment affects their eating and physical activity
    behaviors using real time monitoring,
    including mobile technology and ecological momentary assessment methodology.
  3. Develop and evaluate
    dynamically tailored real-time

The position is initially available for a
period of 1 year, and could be extended.  

Within the above mentioned research areas the
position offers the opportunity to work on different public health projects.
She/he will have the opportunity and is expected to conduct and lead different project
related tasks.

Potential roles and responsibilities include:

  • Planning and preparation of new
    research projects,
  • Coordination and administrative
    responsibilities related to the implementation of research projects,
  • Data collection and analysis,
  • Preparation of scientific
    publications and conference presentations. 
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)
  •  Masters in public health related field involving quantitative research
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Proficient in data management and analysis using standard software (Stata etc)
  • Experience of publishing in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Experience in and enthusiastic about the use and development of electronic and mobile health approaches within the stated research areas
  • Experience in qualitative research methodologies would be welcome   
How to Apply
Applicants should send the following
documents by email
to Ms. Tay Zoey at [email protected].

  1. Cover letter highlighting career goals and relevant experience
  2. Brief statement of interest
    matching their skills and competencies to the requirements of the post (no more than 1000 words)
  3. Curriculum Vitae, containing details of three named referees
  4. A sample of published work that is the most relevant to the current vacancy
  5. A complete NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants (form is available at NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants)
informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr. Falk Mueller-Riemenschneider, MBBS, MPH, MD at
[email protected].

For more details on the compensation and benefits in NUS, please refer to the following website:
The grade of appointment will be accorded based on candidate’s academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to submit additional documents for review.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  
+65 66012501


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