NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant, Molecular Biology

Location
Singapore
Posted
16 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2020
Ref
R00003976
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Prof Peter Preiser, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

We seek to recruit a Research Assistant to investigate the regulatory and functional mechanisms of RNA modifications in Plasmodium pathogenesis. The selected candidate will work on a project to study translational control mechanisms centring around nucleic acid modifications in malaria biology. Using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques and genomics, the candidate will be expected to carry out a multi-dimensional analysis to address:

  • Which RNA modifications can be identified and how do they change with the parasite lifecycle?
  • What are the molecular determinants involved in catalysing these modifications and targeting them to specific sites?
  • What are the functional outcomes of these modifications in regulating translation in Plasmodium?
  • The candidate will work under the supervision of a postdoctoral mentor at SMART AMR as well as collaborators at NTU.

Job Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field
  • Experience in molecular biology work, gene cloning, and mammalian culture will be an advantage
  • Experience with the use of mass spectrometry is desirable but not necessary

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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