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want to know about clinical research job in singapore......

Postby sk84 » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:26 pm

Hello guys..

I am senthil from India completed my master degree in microbiology in 2007, EMT in 2009, PG Diploma in clinical research in 2011,now working as a clinical research coordinator since 2009

i would like to work in Singapore i want to know how is the opportunity for clinical research professional in Singapore.

is there any authorized job agent for healthcare and life science portal..

is it possible to come with visiting visa and search a job? will it works

these all the doubts i am having so experts kindly clear my doubts

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 03 Jul 2011 3:43 pm

do you have masters?

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Postby sk84 » Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:32 pm

ya dude i have done my Msc in Applied microbiology

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Jul 2011 2:39 pm

And he wants to be a researcher? :-|

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Postby sk84 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:06 pm

i want be employed in Singapore in clinical research job

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:29 pm

sk84 wrote:Hello guys..


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Aren't clinical research positions for doctors ??

Well, check out www.hsa.gov.sg and the unis ..

When it comes to academic / research / clinical jobs, I would say - skip the agents unless you wanna get skinned .. says my 2 cents ..

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 2:38 pm

sk84 wrote:i want be employed in Singapore in clinical research job


How much 'research' have you done so far to help you get this job?
I HAVE MASTERS!

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 3:13 pm

JayCee wrote:
sk84 wrote:i want be employed in Singapore in clinical research job


How much 'research' have you done so far to help you get this job?


Chief, I get the drift that he believes in the universal solution : Engage an agency .. :D :D

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Postby taxico » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 4:42 pm

ecureilx wrote:Aren't clinical research positions for doctors ??

Well, check out www.hsa.gov.sg and the unis ..

When it comes to academic / research / clinical jobs...


IIRC clinician/physician scientists are usually doctors, but focusing on scientific research... these guys are usually armed with MD-PhDs (or its equivalent) and work with clinical researchers...

as for clinical research... i think these researchers aren't doctors but usually have at least a PhD...

then there's the academic clinicians (doctors if they're working a in medical school) who are usually armed with a master's degree and do mostly teaching.

be warned that while government-linked research agencies in singapore may look good on the resume, it's extremely tiresome and political to be working for them.

i think the thread starter might land a job in singapore, but it probably won't lead him anywhere up the ladder...!
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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 4:59 pm

taxico wrote:IIRC clinician/physician scientists are usually doctors, but focusing on scientific research... these guys are usually armed with MD-PhDs (or its equivalent) and work with clinical researchers...


I also used to think that you need to be a MD/PHD to do clinical research ..

The OP says ..

"...from India completed my master degree in microbiology in 2007, EMT in 2009, PG Diploma in clinical research in 2011,now working as a clinical research coordinator since 2009"

Aint no doctor .. so I am also confused about Clinical Research .. !!!

Then again, with the recent tie ups with US medical research facilities, he may stand a good chance of stepping into the centers, in Biopolis et al ..

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 5:29 pm

Clinical research is about testing drugs/devices/procedures on humans. You don't need to be MD or PhD to be a clinical researcher. You need to be MD to perform certain procedures but they are only a small part of the whole testing methodology.
Researcher and scientist are very often used exchangeably and the difference is rather hard to capture (scientist suppose to have more emphasis on knowledge while researcher on systematic search/investigation)

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 6:06 pm

x9200 wrote:Clinical research is about testing drugs/devices/procedures on humans. You don't need to be MD or PhD to be a clinical researcher. You need to be MD to perform certain procedures but they are only a small part of the whole testing methodology.
Researcher and scientist are very often used exchangeably and the difference is rather hard to capture (scientist suppose to have more emphasis on knowledge while researcher on systematic search/investigation)


Which was what I thought, and know, from some a couple of friends, who were researching in NUH/John Hopkins http://www.nhg.com.sg/nhg_04_jh.asp and now they are with HSA ..

One was researching on Clinical effects of neuro toxins or something ..

So, back to HSA then :D :D

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Postby taxico » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 7:39 pm

if i'm not wrong, the term "clinician scientist" (like "academic clinician) is a term reserved for medical doctors only.

clinician/physician scientists have the ability to apply research to actual (clinical) medical practice; the latter being what clinician researchers lack.
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 8:26 pm

taxico wrote:if i'm not wrong, the term "clinician scientist" (like "academic clinician) is a term reserved for medical doctors only.

clinician/physician scientists have the ability to apply research to actual (clinical) medical practice; the latter being what clinician researchers lack.


MD - yes, the suffix -CIAN suggests this but I would expect it is reserved not only for PhDs. The later IMO is cliniCAL researcher (or clinical research scientist to make it even more confusing).

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Postby sk84 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 2:37 pm

I am working as clinical research coordinator in India now looking for a job in Singapore CRO's or SMO hospitals i am life science student just tell me where should i search for the job


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