Executive/Senior Executive, Institutional Review Board

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Kent Ridge,

Job Description

The job holders will ensure approved research projects conform to Singapore regulations and NUS research policies. They will be responsible to provide secretariat support to the NUS Institutional Review Board (NUS-IRB) and manage the ethical review and approval process of human research studies.

As IRB Preliminary Reviewer

  • To conduct preliminary ethics reviews for NUS research studies to ensure they comply with Singapore’s regulations and are in accordance to NUS’ policies and guidelines.

  • To be a resource person for NUS researchers, study personnel and administrators by answering questions related to their IRB applications.

  • To participate in the development and subsequent implementation of institutional human research protections’ policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • To provide administrative support within the department and for other NUS departments regarding research compliance matters or ethics review.

  • To maintain IRB study-related documentation in accordance with NUS policies on data security and protection.

  • To meet expectations and timelines of the stakeholders involved in the ethics review process.

  • To perform any other ad-hoc job-related duties as assigned.




  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree. Preferable fields include in Science/ Life Sciences/ Health Sciences/ Pharmacy/ Medicine/ Nursing/ Psychology/ Social Work/ Sociology/ Liberal Arts or similar from an accredited university. Fresh graduates, MSc holders and those with an interest in research ethics/ human welfare protection are welcome to apply.
  • Possess strong oral, written communication and interpersonal skills in order to manage cross-functional, institutional relationships and ability to multitask.
  • Proficient in the use of MS office applications.
  • Able to work independently and effectively, as well as part of a team.
  • Meticulous, resourceful, work well under pressure, fast and keen learner.
  • Experience in research conduct and administration / research ethics / research compliance / regulatory affairs would be an advantage. 

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    More Information

    Location: Kent Ridge Campus

    Organization: Office of the Deputy President(Res&Tech)

    Department : Institutional Review Board

    Employee Referral Eligible: No

    Job requisition ID : 20615

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