Research Assistant, TRP
The Research Assistant (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery research projects and subsequent functional validation of the identified ncRNA biomarkers in a timely manner at the NUS ncRNA Core Facility. The RA’s role also covers work in general practices such as lab safety management, lab consumable/reagent procurement, lab reagent inventory management, data collection/entry and analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities and Duties (100%)
The RA will perform a variety of functions related to the management of routine lab operations and research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) or his/her designate. The RA will be able to:
- Establish, implement and maintain lab safety management system;
- Provide administrative support for routine lab operations, including but not limited to lab consumable/reagent procurement and lab reagent inventory management;
- Perform cell and molecular biology experiments related to research projects (including establishing new preclinical models) undertaken by the lab and provision of guidance to lab trainees;
- Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures, including accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and research findings;
- Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports/scientific manuscripts/literature for publication and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions;
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
- Hold a Good Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines; preferably with some experience in research;
- Demonstrated basic knowledge and skills in supporting various research activities;
- Knowledge in molecular and cellular laboratory techniques, such as, molecular cloning, cell culture, nucleic acid isolation, RT-qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and Western blot are essential;
- Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature and attention to detail;
- Have knowledge of computer applications, e.g. MS Office Suite/Office 365, GraphPad Prism and/or R studio
- Two years (or more) of relevant laboratory research experience will be advantageous.
- Independent mature worker who is well-organized, has the ability to multitask.
- Possess good written and spoken communication skills.
- Possess good interpersonal skills