A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Assistant

Posted Date:13 June 2024
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed term



TUMCREATE is a multidisciplinary research platform of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) at the Singapore Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). We are joining forces with universities, public agencies, and industry for the advancement of future technologies.

Please visit www.tum-create.edu.sg for more information about TUMCREATE

About the LightSPAN Project

The LightSPAN project is funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore and aims to investigate how we can optimize light exposure to support health and well-being across the lifespan, with a specific focus on optimizing light exposure in seniors.

Please visit www.lightspan.org for more information about the LightSPAN project

About the LightSPAN Research Group

The collaborative project is led by Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan (TUMCREATE/TUM) and Asst. Prof. Raymond Najjar (NUS). The focus of the work performed as part of this position is a clinical trial investigating the use of cutting-edge behavioural digital-health interventions to promote healthy light exposure in ageing.

At TUMCREATE, you will work in the Integrative Digital Health and Medicine Group. The Group is part of the Translational Sensory and Circadian Neuroscience Unit linking TUM, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and TUMCREATE.

We offer an interesting, exciting, and inclusive research environment with many international links and career development and further training opportunities.

Job Purpose/Objective of the Position:

As a Research Assistant in the LightSPAN Project, you will play a crucial role in the successful implementation and progress of a study focused on optimizing light exposure for senior citizens. Your responsibilities will include various aspects of the trial, such as participant recruitment, maintaining contact with participants, logistical planning, and handling participant remuneration. Your contributions will significantly impact the advancement of our research and help us achieve our project goals. You will be an integral part of a dynamic research team. This is a fixed term contract until August 2026.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support and manage the execution of a clinical trial, ensuring adherence to protocols and timelines
  • Carry out participant recruitment efforts, including advertising, screening, and enrolment processes and front-line facing responsibilities
  • Serve as point of contact for trial participants, addressing their questions and concerns, and providing necessary information
  • Assist with planning and logistics for trial visits, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience for participants throughout the trial
  • Handle participant remuneration processes and ensure accurate compensation
  • Collaborate closely with the interdisciplinary LightSPAN team

Job Requirements/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, including project management, administration, psychology, health sciences, public health or similar from a reputable university.
  • Fresh graduates with an outgoing personality and relevant internship experience may apply. Guidance and coaching will be provided.
  • Demonstrated experience (at least 12 months) in project management and use of project management tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of working independently

What TUMCREATE offers you

  • Competitive salary that commensurate with experience
  • Medical insurance
  • Work-life balance
  • Good amount of leave/vacation days
  • Vibrant, modern and positive working environment in Singapore
  • Campus-sited office location with a host of facilities
  • In-building perks including gym, game room and coffee room


Please send the following documents via email to TUMCREATE (hr@tum-create.edu.sg) with reference “LightSPAN-2023-004”:

  • Cover letter describing your education and prior experience, as well as your strengths. Please also describe how you meet the requirements (or could at the start of the position), and what interests you in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages)
  • Contact information of two referees

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application.