Research Fellow, Host-Pathogen Interactions

17 Nov 2020
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17 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities.

SCELSE invites applications for the position of Research Fellow to work on investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying Enterococcus faecalis pathogenesis and immune modulation during infection. Aspects of this project will be carried out at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at NTU.

This research involves teams with expertise in bacteriology, immunology, and host-pathogen interactions. We provide a diverse, interdisciplinary, respectful, and supportive research environment. Our Research Fellows actively contribute to the direction of their research projects. Beyond the bench, we strongly support career development activities to help you achieve your career goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out experiments to determine mechanisms of E. faecalis host-pathogen interaction (The starting project framework will be provided by the PIs, but the longer-term trajectory of the project will incorporate new ideas and directions provided by the Research Fellow)
  • Frequent oral and written communication of research findings in both informal and formal settings
  • Interaction with a large and highly collaborative team, including providing feedback on a wide variety of projects in the lab, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and leading collaborations related to the project

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in microbiology, immunology, or related field
  • Specific expertise in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, in vitro cell culture, mouse models of bacterial infection, fluorescent imaging, and/or fluency in handling and analysing large-scale RNA and DNA sequencing data
  • Expertise in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, in vitro cell culture, mouse models of bacterial infection, imaging, and the application of multi-omic approaches are preferred
  • Strong oral communication skills and a demonstrable publication record are essential
  • A demonstrable record of oral presentation of research and peer-reviewed publication is required
  • Ability to work independently and within a large and collaborative team

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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