Job Title: 

Director, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Job Responsibilities: 

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Programme aims to pioneer the development and discovery of new and more effective methods for the treatment, prevention and control of new and emerging pathogens. The key outcome of the research will be the early identification of new pathogens, out of which new diagnostic tests, treatments and control strategies will be developed. 

The School is seeking for a visionary individual with exceptional scientific credentials and leadership skills to head the EID Programme. The Director will be a highly visible professional in Singapore’s biomedical sciences sector. Reporting to the Senior Vice Dean of Research, the roles and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Provide leadership on all aspects of the programme including engagement with the broader biomedical community in Singapore and with Duke University.
  • Oversee strategic hiring of scientists and researchers that will enable the programme to achieve its objectives and goals in the mid to long term.
  • Develop programmes for faculty including mentoring as well as medical school and graduate education.
  • Responsible for budgetary and space planning matters to ensure smooth running of the programme’s operations that will support the highest level of research.  
  • Develop and create a vibrant research environment in the programme.  
  • Provide guidance to senior and junior researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students with occasional educational/instructional activities.

Job Requirements: 

  • PhD or equivalent in a related scientific area and/or postgraduate Medical degree.
  • Additional research related degrees would be advantageous.
  • Proven knowledge and skills in the different fields within infectious diseases.
  • Proven track record in obtaining competitive research funding and publications in high impact scientific journals.
  • Prior work experience in administration with leadership and/or experience in research would be advantageous.
  • Able to develop and implement strategies with strong leadership, communication and organisational skills.

Interested candidates should send a CV and the names of three references to: Chair, Search Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore by email to: 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate to begin interviewing candidates in early April 2020.

More information on the Programme can be found at

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Expiry Date: 30 September 2020