Singapore Eye Research Institute

Research Associate (Population Health)

Job Category:  Research
Posting Date:  08-Mar-2023

The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) serves as Singapore’s national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research and functions as the research arm of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). As part of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC), SERI undertakes vision research in collaboration with local and international clinical ophthalmic centres and biomedical research institutions. To date, SERI, together with the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Program (Eye ACP) at Duke-NUS, has developed a world-leading reputation in broad-based clinical translational research and epidemiological programmes for major blinding eye diseases.


The Population Health Research (PHR) Group at SERI conducts patient-centred and population health research in Ophthalmology in Singapore and Asia. We are international experts in the field of development, validation, and implementation of novel patient-reported outcome measures (“instruments”) to comprehensively evaluate quality of life (QoL) and other outcomes in individuals with debilitating ocular and systemic diseases.


We are inviting suitably qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager in the PHR group under the direct supervision of Professor Ecosse Lamoureux, Head of the PHR group and Director of the Population Health Platform at SERI. He/She will be in charge of managing PHR’s instrument and implemention projects including the collection of patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) data in clinical trials and real-world clinical care settings to gather evidence on the impact of eye diseases and treatments on QoL outcomes in Singpore and overseas. This position offers an excellent opportunity for the applicant to gain valuable work experience as part of a dynamic project team in an internationaly renowned institution conducting world-leading research. Previous experience in managing patient-reported outcome studies is crucial.

The applicant will be expected to:

  • Manage all aspects of a research project in a team-based, cross functional research environment, which includes supervising research coordinators, monitoring patient recruitment, troubleshooting recruitment or data collection issues, managing grant budget and associated projections and variations-related tasks, ethics submissions and amendments, and progress reports, as well as liaising with technical and other support staff
  • Conduct and coordinate research within SERI in line with its research strategy and under the direction and supervision of the principal investigators and collaborators
  • Coordinate meetings between key project stakeholders and monitor meeting outcomes
  • Generate project updates (e.g. recruitment figures) for internal and external presentatations
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to understand their PROM measurement needs
  • Assist lead PIs administratively in the submission of large project and/or collaborative grant applications to the relevant funding bodies  
  • Attend meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within SERI/SNEC
  • Undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Director
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work


The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The incumbent will be required to be flexible in their duties.



  • Masters (or PhD) in public health, health services, implementation science research or related disciplines
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant project management experience in patient-reported outcomes and implementation studies
  • Good understanding of the ethics (i.e., institutional review board) and grant application (e.g., the National Medical Research Council) processes, especially that relating to submission, amendments and variations
  • Basic knowledge of statistical techniques and interpretation
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-based, cross functional research environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint



  • Familiarity and experience with both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques
  • Familiarity and experience with PROM development and/or psychometrics (e.g., Rasch analysis)


The successful candidate can expect a competitive remuneration package that commensurate with qualifications and experience. He/She can additionally be assured of a fulfilling and challenging career in a fast-paced and dynamic organization. We strongly encourage continuous education and development through our in-house training programmes and external courses.