Research Fellow, Mechanobiology Institute

20 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
18 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Fellow) to join Asst. Prof. Jennifer Young’s Soft Nano-Biomaterials group (established March 2021). The group aims to characterize and recapitulate nanoscale extracellular matrix (ECM) properties of healthy and diseased tissues in order to better understand cellular behavior and clinical outcomes. The specific interdisciplinary project in this call is focused on understanding the mechanical and biochemical alterations occurring during mammalian ovarian follicular development with implications on female reproductive ageing and longevity. The postdoctoral fellow will study ovarian ageing via 1) tissue characterization (e.g., electron microscopy, mass spectrometry), 2) development of instructive biomaterials for in vitro cell culture, and 3) elucidation of mechanosensitive signaling pathways contributing to functional decline. Unique proposals related to the study of ovarian ageing and reproductive longevity are also welcome.

Application to include: 1) a brief description of research interests and experience, and 2) a full CV, with the names and contacts (email addresses) of three references.


Candidates with a PhD in engineering, biology, biomedical sciences, or similar are encouraged to apply. They should have a strong background in ECM/tissue biology, electron microscopy, and image analysis. Previous knowledge in atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry are a plus, but not required. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills and engage in collaborative research in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Mechanobiology Institute
Department : Mechanobiology Institute
Job requisition ID : 7229

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