Research Fellow

Institution:  Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Family Group:  Allied Health

You will be working closely with the researchers to advance the science on arboviruses. These include literature review, preparing grant and Institutional Review Board application, involve in clinical studies, data analysis, and any other relevant research areas as assigned to, presentation findings, manuscript preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals.



  1. Work collaboratively with doctors, epidemiologists, statisticians, and other research fellows to formulate and answer important clinical and public health questions on the diagnosis, prognosis, management, and prevention of emerging infectious diseases with a focus on arboviruses such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.
  2. Support as well as lead manuscript preparation for submission to peer reviewed journals through literature review, preliminary data analysis, and drafting of manuscripts.
  3. Initiate new studies by planning, preparing study protocols, and implementing these studies efficiently.
  4. Prepare research grant application under the direction of researchers, including performing necessary literature review, advising on study design, and coordinating inputs from research collaborators.
  5. Liaise with collaborators to bridge clinical and scientific information in order to integrate both into new and ongoing projects.
  6. Present study results at local and international scientific conferences.
  7. Formulate novel clinical and scientific study hypotheses for new studies, manuscripts and collaborations.
  8. Attract collaborations from local and international partner institutions to bridge clinical and scientific information for both new and ongoing projects.



Any other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator





  • PhD (preferred) or Masters (minimum requirement) degree in Science or Public Health
  • Good knowledge in Immunology, Virology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics would be an advantage


EXPERIENCE and attributes

Keen interest in arbovirus research

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • At least 3 years of research experience in communicable diseases is preferred
  • Astute critical thinking skills and ability to learn quickly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in at least one statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R)
  • Prior experience in publication of research findings would be an advantage