Research Assistant

24 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant position in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointment will be made on a 1 year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

Our laboratory has developed a non-viral based gene delivery platform (Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Apr 7; 45(6): e38). The Research Assistant will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to develop gene based applications.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Assistant will work with the project lead (current Post doc) to carry out research in the area of gene modification of mammalian cells, including designing and running experiments, recording, analyzing and writing up the results (as part of a research team).

The Research Associate will be able to:

  • Familiarize with literature in the field
  • Prepare materials for the experiments
  • Maintain cell culture
  • Assist in data collection, data management and statistical analysis
  • Compilation of data and write report
  • Perform other project related duties as assigned by the PI.


The requirements are:

  • Good BSc degree in molecular Life Sciences from a reputable university
  • Preferably with experience in techniques such as cell culture, flow cytometry, western blot, Immunocytochemistry, and ELISA
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature, attention to detail; and
  • Highly motivated, independent and able to deliver timely results
  • Good interpersonal and organizing skills
  • Willing to learn research techniques if lacking prior experience
  • Have knowledge of basic computer skills, e.g. MS Xcel, office, PowerPoint.

Skills competencies required for the position: cell culture, Flow cytometry, Western Blot

Number of years of experience required for the position: At least 1 year

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome.

Formal application:

Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV and 3 reference letters.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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