Research Assistant, LKCMedicine

Friday, 27 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 27 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for:

Research Assistant (Pulmonary Microbiome Research) in the Laboratory of Assistant Professor Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) established in September 2010 is a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant to work in the area of pulmonary microbiome research. The individual should be driven, organized and possess the ability to work independently with good team working, interpersonal and communication skills. The group currently has 7 members all active in bench-based work at differing levels of seniority.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with an international and multidisciplinary team of investigators including close collaborations with respiratory and infectious disease clinicians nationally and the other schools within the wider NTU community where the lab already has existing collaborative projects. The lab is in the Clinical Sciences Building at the Novena campus (across from TTSH) which fosters close interactions with our clinical partners and collaborators.

Candidates should have a degree or equivalent in Biological/Biomedical Sciences. Applicants should have past experience in the following areas:

  • Microbiome laboratory-based research techniques: Be proficient in Molecular Biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, gene expression and RT-PCR. Able to carry out DNA extraction and library preparation in preparation for targeted amplicon sequencing approaches including 16s rRNA and 18s ITS using MiSeq or HiSeq platforms. Experience in western blotting and microbiology related research would be beneficial. Familiarization with NGS technologies including metagenomics and knowledge of bioinformatics would be of value.
  • Prior experience of processing of biological samples (Sputum, BAL, blood) and prior working with clinicians, clinician-scientists and handling of patient derived specimens would be of benefit but not essential.
  • Administrative and Management Skills: Able to perform and function as an effective laboratory manager, including maintenance of lab health and safety records, processing and creating inventories, procurement, purchases and other management-related work. This will include grant budget management, maintenance of valid IRBs for ongoing translational research and other administrative tasks. Prior experience in clinical and academic administrative settings would be beneficial.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested to pursue a career with the School, please apply with your CV, publications and names of two references at your earliest convenience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: LKC

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