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Duke-NUS Medical School
Background of Organization Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) is a strategic collaboration between Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina and the National University of Singapore. In conjunction with SingHealth, the largest national health care service cluster in Singapore, Duke-NUS is unique in bringing post-baccalaureate, research-intensive medical education to Asia.

The Health Services and Systems Research Program (HSSR) is one of the five Signature Research Programs at Duke-NUS. HSSR supports and conducts research that bridges theory and practice that advances the state of scientific theory and is sufficiently pragmatic to improve health care practice. HSSR's mission is to: (1) pursue a comprehensive health services research portfolio, (2) apply innovative analytical approaches, and (3) influence clinical and public health policy locally and internationally. Given the unique position of Singapore geographically and culturally, the program provides an excellent base for research in comparative health systems and cross cultural studies of health care systems.
Address 8 College Road, Singapore 169857
Contact Person Professor David Bruce Matchar / Ms Amina Islam
Contact phone, fax and/or email,

Professor David B. Matchar will be present at The 34th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society to conduct interviews with interested candidates. Please contact Professor David B. Matchar at 919-949-8179.
Position title Assistant/ Associate Professor
Job location Singapore
Position Description The Duke-NUS HSSR Program is recruiting faculty at all levels. HSSR is seeking researchers whose prime interest involves one of the following three research areas:
  1. Aging and chronic diseases
  2. Implementation and Evaluation
  3. Modeling of health systems, services and policies
The ideal candidate enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment, seeks to establish an innovative, pragmatic research agenda in Singapore and the region, and to promote local capacity through mentoring and education in a highly supportive environment. Opportunities exist for diverse collaborations with SingHealth and other national health care organizations as well as the Duke Global Health Institute.

This tenure-track/tenured position represents an outstanding opportunity to become a high impact investigator in Singapore.

Interested applicants may email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Please also provide a summary of research accomplishments, outline of future plans and three letters of reference (directed to Professor David B. Matchar) to

Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis, with the post being filled once the right candidate has been identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Required Skills
  • Appropriate PhD/medical degree.
  • Advanced research training, for example through an advanced methodological degree, research fellowship or evidence of a coherent set of courses in modeling.
  • Generated own research agenda / established own research program.
  • Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and maintain appropriate accountability.
  • A distinctive body of independent research.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Evidence in publication record of contributing productively to the work of others.
  • Combination of independent research and broad research collaboration, with clinical and policy partners in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia.
Desired Skills In this key role, personal attributes are equally important as the technical skills and include:
  • Leadership
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work comfortably at the interface between health content and methodology -Skilled in communicating complex ideas to non-technical colleagues and lay stakeholders
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Last edited by BB - 06/27/2016
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