Research Assistant, Department of Physiology

19 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Research assistant (RA) positions are available at the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration in the Department of Physiology of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore (NUS). Work at the laboratory focuses on understanding the pathogenic mechanisms underlying adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases by constructing in vitro and in vivo models followed by a multidisciplinary approach combining genomic quantitative analysis, molecular and cellular studies with the goal of understanding disease pathogenic mechanisms (neuronal vulnerability and non-cell-autonomous toxicity) and harnessing anti-aging potential to understand and combat adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. 

The lab is located in MD1 Tahir Foundation Building at NUS. There is close integration among the core laboratories at this University-supported strategic initiative in neurobiology and aging research. In addition, we maintain collaborative efforts with groups in Singapore, including but not limited to DUKE-NUS, NNI, TLL, NTU and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), and internationally.



  • Bachelor degree for RA in science
  • Highly motivated and passionate for research
  • Experience in routine cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques
  • Expertise in one of the following areas is preferred (but not required): mouse or stem cell models, autophagy, glial biology, RNA biology, bioinformatics, live imaging microscopy or optogenetics
  • Able to work independently and effectively with precision and possess good organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills as an effective team player

Interested individuals should send an application including a cover letter (with statement of research interest and career goals), curriculum vitae (CV), and the contact information of three references in one single PDF file . Recruitment package includes salary and medical benefits. Additional performance bonus available upon annual performance review. For more information, please visit our webpage:

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