Institution:  Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Family Group:  Administration


The Programme for Research in Epidemic Preparedness And REsponse (PREPARE) is a NRF-funded national epidemic preparedness R&D programme under the oversight of MOH. PREPARE’s objective is to support and strengthen essential research capabilities, translational platforms, and expertise that could be harnessed to detect and contain future infectious disease threats. Five co-operative programmes (‘Co-Ops’) are established under PREPARE: (i) Analytics, Disease & Behaviour Modelling; (ii) Environmental Transmission & Mitigation; (iii) Diagnostics; (iv) Vaccines & Therapeutics; & (v) Regional Networks. PREPARE is also building and supporting long-term capabilities, namely (i) Databases, and (ii) Biorepository.


The PREPARE Programme Office (PO), hosted under NCID, serves as a national coordination platform for PREPARE, that provides effective administration and coordination to facilitate the implementation of the national epidemic preparedness R&D strategy, across several key healthcare, research, and public health institutions in Singapore and the region. The PREPARE Programme Office is working closely with the Pandemic Preparedness Research Coordinating Office (PPRCO) at NCID in achieving PREPARE’s objectives.


The Manager / Assistant Manager will be a key member of the team, and play a significant role in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the national epidemic R&D strategy and workplan.







  • Reporting to the administrative lead/s, the Manager / Assistant Manager will play a key role in the planning, implementation and monitoring of PREPARE’s workplan.
  • Lead in the timely consolidation and packaging of PREPARE’s scientific outputs into internal, as well as external, reports and/or publications. These include internal reports to top management and funders, as well as publications for the scientific and/or public community, as needed.
  • Lead in the planning and organization of PREPARE scientific forums, such as technical seminars and workshops, involving both local and regional participants, including follow-up engagement, as required
  • Coordinate the relevant parties to facilitate scientific exchanges between key stakeholders under PREPARE. These include research collaborators, funding agencies, regulators, academia, and biomedical industry partners, from local as well as overseas institutions and agencies.
  • Provide secretariat support to scientific meetings and events, including coordinating between multiple parties, preparing and clearing meeting agenda and presentation materials, taking/vetting minutes, and necessary follow-up actions
  • Advise on scientific inputs to research agreements initiated under PREPARE




  • Tap on the available resources and information platforms to interpret work assignments
  • Be flexible and resilient in a fast-paced and fluid working environment
  • Undertake ad hoc assignments, as needed





  • PhD in public health, microbiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, biological, biomedical or chemical sciences, or a related discipline.




  • 4 to 5 years of relevant experience in a research, healthcare or public health-related environment
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated experience managing and executing projects independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced and fluid working environment, with an ability to engage effectively with all levels of seniority
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented and responsible
  • Independent, organized and self-driven
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, pleasant personality with positive working and learning attitude.