Research Associate

Duke-NUS (Singapore, Singapore) 11 days ago



Job Responsibilities

The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) in Duke-NUS Medical School aims to be the premier palliative care research and educational centre in the region. With generous support from the Lien Foundation, strategic collaborations with the National Cancer Centre Singapore and the broader SingHealth institutes within the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, LCPC is poised for significant growth in the coming years.

LCPC is seeking an experienced Research Associate with project management skills to:

  • Support Grant Submissions and Management:

    • Conduct literature reviews; development of grants proposals for faculty members at the centre.

    • Assist PIs in budget preparations, budget revisions or time extensions as needed.

    • Provide support to PI by facilitating pre- and post-award processes.

    • Preparation and submission of grant reports to funding agencies.

  • Project management:

    • Long-term and day-to-day management of research projects being implemented by the centre. This entails communicating with members of study-sites to understand the procedure for implementation, agree on work-flow and timelines, and selection of appropriate processes that may be specific to each study-site’s requirements.

    • Oversee and ensure all team members are knowledgeable regarding SOPs and all research activities are conducted in accordance with ethical approval.

    • Assist PIs and research staff involved in data collection in the preparation and submission of reports to institutional review boards, development of subject recruitment strategies, and identification of barriers to enrolment and implementation of appropriate interventions.

    • Manage day-to-day operations related to study including IRB submissions and renewals; protocol initiation; participant recruitment; screening, consent, maintaining study logs; safety reporting; study close-out and record retention.

    • Overall management of collected data from various research projects.

  • Manpower management for the Centre:

    • Assist PI with hiring, training and supervising a large team of research assistants (data collectors) working on the study.

    • Coordinating with team members ensure progress on the projects and regular updates to PIs with actionable recommendations.

    • Supervisory responsibilities for a team of around 7 research assistants will include goals setting and supporting them to reach their potential, meeting with each for timely discussion on performance and appraisals.

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.




Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Sciences / Life Sciences or MD/MBBS.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the design and conduct of experimental projects.

  • Demonstrated good knowledge, skills and expertise in supporting various research activities.

  • Knowledge of the scientific background relevant to the research area.

  • Laboratory experimental skills.

  • Strong team player skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



:   Research  

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