Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Research Assistant (Contract) – (1507BR)

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Job Description:

Research Assistant (Mixed methods)
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will provide support for the research study by using mixed methods to collect data and biological specimens (when necessary) for the study while ensuring proper conduct and implementation of all research activities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with a multidisciplinary research team on mixed methods studies in the community, primary care and/or hospital setting.
  • Recruitment, liaison and collect data from subjects for the study.
  • Conduct interviews and facilitate focus group discussions with the subjects.
  • Collect, dispatch and/or process biological specimens when required.
  • Organize data collected from the subjects into a database for downstream analysis purposes.
  • Analyze, interpret and integrate both qualitative and quantitative data generated from the study.
  • Assist with literature searches and manuscript writing when required.
  • Ensure that all study practices and procedures (e.g. screening, recruitment, follow-up, specimen taking, data entry) are conducted in accordance with study protocol, other applicable regulatory / ethical requirements, standard operating procedures and hospital policies.
  • Ensure timely submission of required documents to the Institutional Review Board
  • Ensure accurate and complete essential research documents and ensure that they are audit compliant.
  • Prepare for site visits, audits, etc. by ensuring that all study files are complete and up to date.
  • Assist in study related correspondence to ensure successful implementation of studies.
  • Assist in procurement of consumables and management of subject reimbursement.
  • To perform other duties as directed by the HOD, Principal Investigator and Research Fellow.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum degree in relevant healthcare discipline (e.g. Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Social Work) OR general degree (e.g. Public Health, Sciences).
  • Experience in research is not mandatory but preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Oral and written proficiency in local languages (e.g Chinese, Malay, Chinese dialects) is preferred.
  • Astute critical thinking skills and ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Proficiency in software such as SPSS, Stata, Nvivo preferred
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy preferred.
  • Strong initiative, willingness to perform duties and learn new skills as and when required.

Working Hours

  • Able to work in shifts:    (1) 8:30AM – 6:00PM and (2) 1:00PM – 10:30PM

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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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