Research Fellow ( A / Prof. Matthew Chang's Lab)

Singapore (SG)
25 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Roles & Responsibilities
The National University of Singapore invites applications for Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on 1-Year contract basis. There will be a probation period of 3 months from the Commencement Date. At the end of the probation period, an assessment of the performance will be made. Two Independent Reports will be made by Group Leaders. 

Purpose of the post
The Research Fellow (RF) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and a team of researchers on the goals set out for the projects of interest. The RF’s principal role will be to work on metabolic engineering.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Fellow is expected to:
(a) Design, plan and conduct laboratory experiments, carry out data analyses, record the outcome of the experiments, and write up the results of own research as well as research progress with minimum supervision;
(b) Provide administrative support to the project, such as coordinating regular meetings with other members of the research team, and handle project-related paperwork;
(c) Assist in any other duties that are delegated by the Principal Investigator.


The applicant should:
(d) Hold a Ph.D degree in biotechnology, molecular biology, biological science, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related area;
(e) Have strong background and extensive research experiences in metabolic engineering of microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria, and be able to design, construct and optimize metabolic pathways;
(f) Be able to design and perform experiments for gene expression, genome editing, enzymatic assays, metabolite identification and profiling, fermentation and bioprocess development;
(g) Be able to work independently and in a team, and have an investigative nature and attention to detail;
(h) Have good knowledge of analytical softwares used for metabolic engineering; and
(i) Have a strong record of international publications.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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