NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant

Location
Singapore
Posted
Apr 05, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 05, 2021
Ref
3607444
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Research Assistant @ NUS Medicine BSL-2e lab

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), National University of Singapore operates containment facilities to support research and diagnostic work for infectious diseases including COVID-19. The NUS Medicine Biosafety Level (BSL) -3 and BSL-2 enhanced (BSL-2e) facilities are equipped with a range of laboratory equipment with advanced technologies.

The successful candidate is expected to support risk group 3 virus research especially, to perform inactivation in BSL-2e and BSL-3 laboratories after completing all necessary training in both routine laboratory work practices and emergency response SOPs. The Research Assistant/Laboratory Technologist will also have the opportunity to be familiar with translational antiviral strategies development as well as animal study.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Risk Group 3 pathogens including COVID-19 clinical samples as well as SARS-COV-2 virus isolates and perform inactivation.
  • Performing cutting-edge research using molecular biology, virology and proteomics approaches for antiviral  strategies developments.
  • Perform antiviral research with murine models of viral infections.
  • Prepare materials and conduct  presentation to both internal and external parties.
  • Recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Assists lab manager in the provision of  an effective and efficient administration of the laboratory service.
  • Provide day to day support to various laboratory team in-charges to ensure smooth running of the laboratory.
  • Assists laboratory safety officer to prepare and maintain pessary documents, records and updating the relevant regulatory policies. Provide support to safety officer to conduct inspections and audits.
  • Work closely with the BSL-3 & BSL-2e Core Facility Research team and support the other department level projects.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Virology or equivalent degree.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience working in BSL-2 laboratory
  • Experience in virology related lab work,basic molecular biology, and cellular biology techniques will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in handling of small research animals will be an added advantage
  • Ability to speak and write well in English.
  • A positive attitude with a good team  player.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications   (oral and written) skills with attention to details.
  • Highly motivated and willing to learn  new techniques/software, etc.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection equipment during the experiment period.

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