Interested in joining our research team in Singapore as a postdoctoral researcher?

Are you interested in furthering your career in digital research and excited about an innovative programme in preventing non-communicable diseases in a multicultural setting? We are looking to strengthen our research team in Singapore with a postdoctoral researcher! Please read on and apply if you are interested!

Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Lifestyle Coaching 

100%, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore, fixed-term

Job description

As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will conduct a series of digital health intervention studies, applying different methodologies (e.g., quantitative and qualitative), to help identify the best smartphone-based and chatbot-delivered intervention components that aim to prevent type 2 diabetes and depression in vulnerable individuals. You will closely collaborate with our research partners from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Determinants (PANDA) research program at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the National University Health System (NUHS), while working with vulnerable individuals in a public health context, to develop an effective digital lifestyle coaching intervention.

Together with a team of doctoral students and research staff (with a background in clinical psychology, public health, behavioural medicine and technology management), study nurses and software engineers, you will contribute to the development of the chatbot intervention and you will design and conduct a series of micro-randomised optimization trials. All trials must consider key findings from implementation science so that the resulting digital coaching can be easily adopted by the Singaporean healthcare system (e.g., Health Promotion Board, National Parks Board, hospitals and polyclinics, health insurer, digital health start-ups) and other (business) organizations (e.g. universities).

You will also undertake promotional activities to increase community awareness of the coaching service through conferences, workshops, seminars, and social media engagement, while also undertaking evaluations and preparing study protocols and written publications for high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

Your profile

You will have:

  • A PhD in behavioural science or related fields
  • Expertise in digital/mobile health interventions
  • Experience with public health interventions, clinical trials, computer science
  • Familarity with ethical, legal and health-political challenges of medical research
  • Positive experiences with interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Scientific curiosity and motivation to perform scientifically rigorous experimental work

The following competence will be advantageous:

Experience conducting micro-randomised trials

Learn more and apply here:

More information about the Mobile Health Intervention Module of the FHT programme is available here: Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Jacqueline Mair (no applications).

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