Research Assistant, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders

26 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Ho lab within the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders (CVMD) Programme, Duke-NUS, is seeking a Research Assistant who is passionate about mitochondria and immunology. The Ho lab is interested in discovering and functionalising novel small endogenous peptides in metabolism and immunity. For more information please visit

The selected candidate will assist in delineating novel mechanisms contributing to inappropriate inflammation in cardiovascular diseases and during viral infections. The candidate will be expected to work with rodents and BSL2 lab-approved strains of viruses and will report directly to senior members in the team. The candidate will report directly to senior member in the team and contribute mainly to project work with a minor focus on laboratory management.

Areas of responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Perform tasks and support all aspects of the research project at Duke-NUS.
  • Maintain animal colony, handle and perform phenotyping of rodents. 
  • Assist with general upkeep of laboratory needs and ensure proper maintenance of regulatory paperwork pertaining to the research project (IACUC, IRBs etc).
  • Perform basic laboratory work, including cell culture and production of viral gene delivery agents.
  • Perform operation of Seahorse metabolic phenotyping platform.
  • Prepare samples for NGS, proteomics, and metabolomic analyses.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Biology or related discipline with at least 2 years of work experience in a research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology and cell culture.
  • Candidate with experience in animal phenotyping and immunology preferred.
  • Expertise in metabolism, proteomics (mass spectrometry) would be a plus. 
  • A strong team player who is open-minded, energetic, highly motivated and can work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team and diverse workforce.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

More Information
Location: Outram Campus
Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School
Department : Office of Research
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 11871

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