NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant

Location
Singapore
Posted
15 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2021
Ref
3488044
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with Dr Brandon I Morinaka on the discovery and development of biocatalysts under a project on next-generation peptides for infectious diseases. The main responsibilities of the position include: - 

  • Assist with research for new biocatalyst discovery and development including preparation of recombinant proteins for enzyme assays. 
  • Support safe operations and maintenance of equipment in the lab. 
  • Facilitate working with undergrad students when necessary. 
  • Assist with procurement and ordering of chemicals and consumables. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or other related discipline.

Skills: 

  • Techniques in recombinant protein production, specifically in E. coli. Preparation of media and buffers. 
  • Working under aseptic conditions. 
  • Preparation of competent cells. 
  • Bacterial transformation (electroporation or heat-shock). 
  • Protein expression and purification. SDS-PAGE.  
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Experience: 

  • Previous research experience in a biology or chemical biology lab. 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Science
Department : Pharmacy

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