Professor’s Academic Assistant

We have an new opportunity within our growing Singaporean team for an Academic Assistant supporting a leading Professor in Respiratory Research.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop experience within an internationally recognised research organisation.The successful candidate will work for Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute Pte Ltd (OPRI), a unique company driving the highest quality observational and pragmatic research in disease burden and management for improved patient outcomes in the Australian Pacific region, and collaborate with other research companies within the Professors portfolio.

Candidates will communicate with the Professor’s key academic and business contacts and assist in the organization of attendance at conferences, meetings and symposiums. The Academic Assistant will also respond to business contacts to discuss academic contributions to journals and conference events. Candidates must have experience of the academic field and familiarisation with medical or scientific terminology would provide a distinct advantage.

The position is ideally suited to a degree educated candidate who can work efficiently and communicate effectively to academic contacts.

Key responsibilities of the role will be:

Managing communications with academic contacts
Maintaining online project management tool
Skills, qualification and experience:

High level of communication skills in English – both verbal and written
Good time management and planning skills
Excellent level of accuracy, exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills
Demonstrated ability to multi-task to achieve tasks, daily and ad-hoc urgent matters
Ability to use initiative to resolve problems in a timely manner
A background in Academia, preferably within Science or Medicine
Our office is located Paya Lebar Square in Singapore, easily accessible by public transport.
A competitive salary is offered commensurate with qualifications and level of experience in the range of $4,000 – $5,000 SGD.

Please submit a covering letter and a copy of your CV via email. Further information about key business activities can be found at www.opri.sg