A Research Platform for Singapore

Scientific Project/Clinical Trial Coordinator

Posted Date:13 March 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 the coordinator in the LightSPAN Project, you will play a pivotal role in the successful coordination and execution of a study on optimising light exposure in senior citizens. Your responsibilities will encompass coordinating various aspects of the trial, including recruitment efforts, participant contact, logistics planning, and participant remuneration. Your contributions will directly impact the progress of our research and contribute to the achievement of our project objectives. You will be joining a dynamic research team. This is a fixed term 24 months contract.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the execution of a clinical trial, ensuring adherence to protocols and timelines
  • Coordinate participant recruitment efforts, including advertising, screening, and enrolment processes
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for trial participants, addressing their questions, concerns, and providing necessary information
  • Coordinate visit logistics with trial participants, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience throughout the trial
  • Manage participant remuneration processes and ensure accurate compensation
  • Work 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
  • Demonstrated experience (at least 36 months) in project management and use of project management tools
  • Demonstrated experience in a healthcare, hospital or clinical trial setting
  • Experience in conducting scientific research and clinical trials with human participants
  • Experience in front-line customer facing work
  • Excellent communication abilities in English and Chinese dialects (Mandarin, Hokkien)
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of working independently


What TUMCREATE offers you:

  • Competitive salary that commensurate with experience
  • Medical insurance
  • 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.