Research Assistant, Pharmacy

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Apr 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 20, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with A/Prof Victor Yu to study the role of MOAP-1 in aging and regulation of metabolism and obesity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing research support to the project.
  • Preparing procedures, protocols and reports.
  • Providing support with mice husbandry and animal experimentation/procedure.
  • Conducting experiments using modern molecular biology techniques such as PCR, quantitative RT-PC, western blot, CRISPR and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry.
  • Performing administrative duties such as housekeeping and purchasing.

To facilitate a better understanding of the work being pursued in the laboratory, prospective applicants are urged to refer to the following recent papers published by the laboratory: 

  1. K.O. Tan et al., MAP-1 is a mitochondrial effector of Bax, (Track II), Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102: 14623-14688, 2005. 
  2. N.Y. Fu et al., Inhibition of ubiquitin-mediated degradation of MOAP-1 by apoptotic stimuli promotes Bax function in mitochondria, (Track II),  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10051-10056, 2007. 
  3. N.Y. Fu et al., Baxβ: a constitutively active human Bax isoform that is under tight regulatory control by the proteasomal degradation mechanism, Molecular Cell,  33: 15-29, 2009. 
  4. S.K. Sukumaran et al., A soluble form of the pilus protein FimA targets the VDAC-hexokinase complex at mitochondria to inhibit host cell apoptosis, Molecular Cell, 37: 768-783, 2010 
  5. C.T. Tan et al., MOAP-1 Mediates Fas-Induced Apoptosis in Liver by Facilitating tBid Recruitment to Mitochondria, Cell Reports, 16:174-85, 2016
  6. C.T. Tan et al., MOAP‐1‐mediated dissociation of p62/SQSTM1 bodies releases Keap1 and suppresses Nrf2 signaling, EMBO reports, 22(1), 2021.
  7. H.C. Chang et al., The BAX-binding protein MOAP1 associates with LC3 and promotes closure of the phagophore, Autophagy (in press).


  • Qualifications / Discipline:

Bachelor’s Degree in Science

  • Skills:
  1. Cell culture, DNA and protein work.
  2. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  4. Capable of multi-tasking and effective time management.
  5. Motivated and able to function effectively in team setting.
  • Experience:  

Prior experience in working in a research lab setting in life sciences will be given priority in the selection process, especially those with prior experience with cell culture, DNA, protein or mouse work.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Science
Department : Pharmacy

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