NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Fellow, Biological Sciences

Location
Singapore
Posted
13 May 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
Ref
7743044
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Research Fellow) Positions in Cultured Seafood Meat

My Laboratory in National University of Singapore (Department of Biological Sciences) is seeking two highly-motivated Post-Doctoral Fellows (Research Fellows) to join our efforts in researching and developing Cultured Meat Products from economically important seafood and fish species. You will also be working in a highly interdisciplinary R&D environment under the auspice of the CRISP Meats Research Programme which is funded by a joint SFA/A*STAR research grant.

Key Research Duties and Developmental Roles:

  • Identify and procure economically important seafood and fish species that are suitable for the development of permanent cell lines for the “Cultured Meat” Industry.
  • Develop and optimize protocols for the establishment and maintenance of primary cell cultures, and their subsequent selection and eventual conversion into permanent stable cell lines from selected tissues (eg. muscle, liver, fins) from seafood and fish species. In addition, there will be efforts to develop embryonic and tissue-specific stem cell lines.
  • Develop robust protocols for the differentiation of selected types of stem cells into terminally differentiated cells, and their finally assembly into “Cultured Meat”.
  • Identify low-cost but highly effective replacements for Fetal Calf Serum. Engage in the formulation of low-cost culture media suitable for a wide array of non-mammamlian species.

Required Background Of Candidates:

  • Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences or Biology or related fields with strong foundation in mammalian cell culture, preferably with good working experience with embryonic stem (ES) and/or induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. 
  • Ideally, candidates should also have some knowledge or experience in the handling and culture of divergent cell lines from aquatic vertebrate or invertebrate species.
  • Finally, candidates with research experience in muscle stem cells (myoblasts or muscle satellite cells) are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Candidates should possess strong proficiency in the handling and characterization of primary and immortalized cell lines using molecular and cell biology tools (such as cloning, qRT-PCR, RNASeq transcriptome profiling and analyses, immunofluorescence staining).
  • A good publication record, with first authorship publications, would be highly desirable.

If you are a passionate, motivated and highly independent scientist looking for an innovative research position in “Cultured Meat”, please submit your application and detailed CV using the contact information given below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Contact Information:

AP Chan Woon Khiong
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
E-mail: dbscwk@nus.edu.sg

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences or Biology or related fields with strong foundation in mammalian cell culture, preferably with good working experience with embryonic stem (ES) and/or induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. 
  • Ideally, candidates should also have some knowledge or experience in the handling and culture of divergent cell lines from aquatic vertebrate or invertebrate species.
  • Finally, candidates with research experience in muscle stem cells (myoblasts or muscle satellite cells) are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Candidates should possess strong proficiency in the handling and characterization of primary and immortalized cell lines using molecular and cell biology tools (such as cloning, qRT-PCR, RNASeq transcriptome profiling and analyses, immunofluorescence staining).
  • A good publication record, with first authorship publications, would be highly desirable.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are 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 a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required.

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge
Organization: National University of Singapore
Department: Department of Biological Sciences
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 13539

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