Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry

Expiring today

28 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

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

Purpose of the post

Nutrients play vital roles in health and disease. Our laboratory research focus is to understand the physiological roles of nutrient transporters. We develop and use mouse models to understand the physiological significance of these transporters. The current project focuses in understanding the impact of nutrients in the brain. Suitable candidates could have opportunities to enroll in a PhD programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The RA candidate will lead a research project in which he or she will work with the PI to study the physiological impacts of membrane transporters to cells/animals physiology. The RA candidate is expected to:

  1. Perform required experiments;
  2. help the PI with data analysis.
  3. Assist with any other lab members such as assist with postdoc for more complicated experiments when required.
  4. Work as a strong team player and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.


The applicant should hold at least a bachelor in life sciences from prestigious universities such as NTU, NUS. Preferred experience should include the follows but not limited to:

  • Experience in biochemical techniques. Proficiency in molecular cloning, protein expression, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.
  • Strong interests in biochemistry.
  • Experience in working on platelets and blood cells.
  • Experience with mouse work is a plus but not essential.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principle investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at


Formal application:

Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees) to:

Nguyen Nam Long, PhD
National University of Singapore

MD4, Department of Biochemistry, #01-03
8 Medical Drive Singapore 117597

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 9650