Research Assistant, Cancer Science Institute

07 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Research Assistant (Cancer Science Institute) – Prof Chng Wee Joo’s lab

Job Description

a) Research:

  • to carry out assigned experiments
  • to conduct troubleshooting and refining of experimental procedures
  • to organise, preserve and present the results of the experiments in a logical manner
  • to properly and systematically record all experiments that have been assigned and their results
  • to analyse and plan further experiments under guidance
  • to keep abreast with the current research scene and to propose relevant techniques and latest technologies to answer hypothetical research questions
  • to assist in supervising, training and guiding attachment/undergraduate students where required

b) Laboratory:

  • to plan and ensure the needs and requirements of the team in terms of consumables
  • to ensure that the lab is adequately stocked with clean glassware, minor equipment, chemicals, etc. required for experiments
  • responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of equipment through regular checks
  • required to assemble reagents, chemicals and media that are needed for experiments
  • to ensure that standard operating procedures and safety regulations are followed
  • responsible for the general cleanliness of the lab

c) Administrative duties:

  • to plan and ensure that the overall research/lab administrative needs of the team are met, such as producing reports and preparing presentation slides
  • responsible for purchasing necessary equipment, chemicals, reagents as required by the lab or project
  • maintain a systematic and proper record of all purchases
  • liaising between the vendors and the administrative office to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies

d) Any other duties as required



  • Background in NGS, molecular biology techniques, cell culture and mouse work is preferred.
  • Committed, dedicated, diligent and motivated candidates with BSc or diploma with lab experience are welcome to apply.
  • Willing to clock in extra hours (including coming back to the lab during the weekends) when there is an urgency to fulfil research deadlines
  • Willing to perform mouse work and handle patient samples.
  • A team player

Knowledge of

  • Basic principles and practices in the fields of biology, physiology and/or chemistry.
  • Principles, techniques and terminologies used in cancer biology.
  • Scientific and cancer research methodologies.
  • Principles, techniques and terminology used in the examination of clinical and animal samples.
  • Scientific data analysis softwares such as Graphpad PRISM.
  • Quality assurance procedures applicable to a laboratory.
  • General rules for safe exposure and handling of chemical.

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