Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Research Assistant (1 year contract) – (1113BR)

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Job Description:


Provide assistance to the theme leaders of the Centre Grant for the conduct and implementation of all aspects of clinical research under the Centre Grant, on theme of Personalised Medicine.
Co-ordinate all activities related to clinical research, accordance to the Research Assistant’s qualification and licensure.


  1. Assist and support the theme leaders of the Centre Grant in their clinical research activities from study planning, setting up, screening, recruiting/enrolling patients, following up with the patients until the end of the project.
  2. Being responsible for the general, daily running of the research project undertaken by the theme leaders in the Centre Grant.
  3. Maintain accurate and complete documentation / records of study and investigator files.
  4. Process, label, store specimens and prepare for dispatch in accordance with the requirements of the research protocol. Maintain the completeness of the specimen log. Coordinate with laboratory technician on logistics for collection, processing and archival of tissue, serum and plasma samples.
  5. Ensure timely submission of progress report to the relevant agencies and authorities.
  6. Ensure timely renewal of DSRB approvals and submissions of any UPIRTSO’s or non-compliance and deviation report.
  7. Ensure proper archiving of medical records and study documents at study end.
  8. Contribute to the production of research reports and/or publications.
  9. Liaise with research colleagues and support staff internally as appropriate to the research and to develop appropriate external contacts and networks relevant to the project and to future funding opportunities.
  10. Assist in co-ordination and organisation of meetings, seminars, lectures, talks and workshops and to attend and contribute to relevant meetings.
  11. Ensure that responsibilities identified within internal processes such as Health and Safety guidelines, the study protocol, ICH and Singapore Guideline of Good Clinical Practice and TTSH and CRU quality procedures and work instructions etc are robustly met. This would include all procedures required in the screening and follow-up activities.
  12. Provide information and educate research subjects. Maintain and establish good relationships with sponsor, clinicians, other support staff and subjects. Good listening and communication skills to educate research subjects.
  13. Undertake any other duties relevant to the programme of research.
  14. Perform venepuncture, handle and process blood samples, handle lab samples (for examples, tissues, urine, and stool), doing ECG monitoring, and monitoring vital signs.
  15. Track laboratory and diagnostic reports. Able to recognize abnormalities and escalate to investigator.
  16. Maintain timely and accurate records of patients’ information, including all research and nursing procedures performed.


  • Relevant diploma / degree in Sciences or Nursing. Preferably state registered or enrolled nurse.
  • For diploma nurses, minimum 3 years’ experience as a staff nurse or 5 years’ experience as an enrolled nurse.
  • Have a keen interest in research. Relevant experience preferred but not compulsory.
  • Excellent trouble shooting, organization skills, and problem solving skills are also required as well as the ability to work in a team environment. Be team-oriented.
  • Highly motivated, reliable and creative. Possess the ability to work independently and effectively with research details. Willing to learn new things.
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Have strong organizational and effective communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active attitude.
  • Trained in venepuncture, vital signs assessment and ECG will be added advantage.

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Job Summary

Entry level Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree
Tan Tock Seng Hospital


TTSH is one of Singapore’s largest multi-disciplinary hospitals with more than 174 years of pioneering medical care and development. The hospital has 45 clinical and allied health departments, 16 specialist centres. It also has three institutes that are spearheading care, research and innovations in geriatric medicine, infectious diseases and ophthalmology. Powered by more than 8,000 healthcare staff, TTSH sees over 2,500 patients at its specialist clinics and some 460 patients at its emergency department every day. TTSH is part of the National Healthcare Group, providing holistic and integrated patient care.  With a strong quality culture steeped in patient safety, TTSH constantly challenges itself to provide faster, better, cheaper and safer care for patients. To achieve this, the hospital keeps abreast and believes in investing in its staff, facilities, medical technology and system improvements. More information is available at www.ttshhr.com

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