Research Assistant, Microbial Infection Research, Dept of Microbiology

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

Job Description

About this opportunity

We are seeking a Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the laboratory of Assistant Professor Kaiwen Chen at the National University of Singapore (NUS). A major focus of our lab is to understand the fundamental biology of cell death and innate immune signalling during microbial infection. This is a 3-year funded project. The successful candidate will receive high quality training and will have the possibility to convert into PhD studies after 12 months.

Terms of appointment

This is a full-time 3-year funded project with the possibility to convert into PhD studies after 12 months. Salary package is dependent on experience and qualification.


  • BSC or Master's Degree with Hons in Life Science or related discipline
  • At least 6 months of laboratory experience
  • Highly motivated and ability to work independently after training
  • Prior experience with myeloid cell biology and/or infection assays will be a plus
  • Willing to work with animals and bacterial infection models

Please email your application including CV and cover letter with contact details of at least 2 referees to Assistant Professor Kaiwen Chen -

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Microbiology And Immunology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 11866

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