National Dental Centre of Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Research Fellow (Contract)

Job Category:  Allied Health Professional
Posting Date:  30 Jan 2024

The National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS), the research division of the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), aims to be a leading institute for oral health research globally, renowned for translating research into practice to improve oral health and general health.


The NDRIS is seeking a health economist to work across oral health research areas, specifically in assessing the economic effectiveness of public health policies to tackle the burden of oral diseases and assess dental care's value in Singapore. The candidate will work with large amounts of highly complex confidential electronic health data from multiple sources, including electronic health records, population registries and clinical studies. The position requires experience in managing large datasets, data linkage, quantitative analysis of large observational datasets, longitudinal or panel data analysis methods, and Econometrics. 


This role has a strong quantitative focus. The position requires experience in health services research and a substantial publication record in peer-reviewed economics, statistical, data science, epidemiological or biomedical journals.



· Assist PI in conducting research projects that are relevant and valuable for Singapore’s oral health services.

· Support existing and new projects conceived by others working in Singapore’s oral health services.

· Conduct methodological research.

· Provide mentorship to junior statisticians and biomedical researchers in collaborative projects.



· PhD in Economics / Statistics / Biostatistics / Data Science / Epidemiology.

· Good track record of publications.

· Expertise in valuation studies, cost-effectiveness modelling, systems dynamics, Bayesian methods and computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare applications.

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to communicate efficiently with clinicians and researchers, both verbally and in writing.