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Senior Research Fellow at NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Senior Research Fellow

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Singapore Permanent

Job Description

The Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) is an academic research centre based in Duke-NUSMedical School. It aims to harness the potentials of population ageing geriatric medicine both in Singapore andthe region through its interdisciplinary expertise and collaborations across medical, social, psychological,economics and environmental perspectives.

In collaboration with ETH Zurich, the Singapore ETH Centre and the Singapore Eye Research Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School is a partner in the 5-year “Future Health Technologies” research programme supported bythe National Research Foundation, Singapore. Within this, CARE will coordinate a research project that aims todevelop novel, scalable, digital solutions for screening and assessing cognitive decline, risk of falling, andsubsequent risk of fracture among older adults in Singapore. The project will involve conducting community-basedand home-based surveys as well as clinic-based assessments of a representative sample of older adults coupledwith a longitudinal follow-up of the surveyed older adults.

The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising andconducting research studies within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the PrincipalInvestigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Undertake quantitative research for the “Future Health Technologies” research programme.
  • Lead academic papers and presentations, and collaborate with an international team of researchers.
  • Participate in questionnaire development, submission and revision of institutional review board applications,and supervise data collection for the project.
  • Contribute to grant applications and participate actively in CARE’s activities including seminars andworkshops.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Gerontology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Economics or other disciplines, withexperience in health research.
  • Research / clinical training or prior experience in the area of falls among older adults (such as epidemiologyof falls, interventions to prevent falls) will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in quantitative analysis.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A team player with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Interested applicants please fill up the online application form and attach a CV, a letter of interest, and names andcontact information of 3 academic referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccinationsupports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming aspossible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/publicmembers. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presenceis required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in thecampus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successfulemployment with NUS.

 

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  • Clinical Works
  • Communication
  • Data Collection
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  • Gerontology
  • Health Research
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