Research Fellow, Precision Medicine

13 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The NUS Resilience & Growth Research Fellow (NUS R&G-RF) will be responsible to work closely with the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of industry-linked 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 RF is expected to be self-driven and capable of working independently to lead projects related to non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery, target validation and functional characterization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities and Duties (100%)

The RF will perform a variety of functions related to the research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) or his/her designate. The RF will be able to:

  • Perform cell and molecular biology experiments related to non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery research projects undertaken by the lab and subsequent functional validation of the identified ncRNA biomarkers;
  • 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;

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of guidance to lab trainees;
  • 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 other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • Hold a PhD in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines; preferably with experience in RNA 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 in-depth knowledge of programming languages like R studio, Python or Matlab


  • Four years (or more) of relevant laboratory research experience will be advantageous.


  • Self-driven, independent mature worker, who is well-organized and has the ability to multitask.
  • Possess good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Dean's Office (Medicine)
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 10058

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