Research Fellow, Pharmacy

04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with Dr Gloryn Chia on establishing neoantigens vaccines pipeline under a project on treatment of refractory cancer.

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  •  Establishing functional assays for immune-oncology.
  •  Understanding the biology of immune-cold cancers.
  •  Handling of patients’ tumour and blood samples.
  •  Establishing organoids and T-cells cultures.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow with expertise in immunology. Our team aims to leverage on cell engineering to develop immunotherapeutic strategies to target refractory cancer types. The candidate will work closely with clinicians to establish empirical platforms for identifying and validating cancer vaccine candidates, and to translate research findings into clinical practice. Also, the candidate will be involved in the assessment and development of vaccines against novel antigens for the treatment of cancer and other human diseases. The successful candidate will need to independently design and execute experiments, troubleshoot issues, interpret results, and give project updates. Highly motivated individuals with a passion for advancing personalized medicine are encouraged to apply.

We provide a highly competitive remuneration package that commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

The laboratory is supported by generous funds from the National Research Foundation Fellowship (NRF 2020). 


Qualifications / Discipline:

  • PhD in biomedical sciences, bioengineering or related area. 
  •  PhD in computational sciences with interest in wet lab research.


  •  Cell cultures, molecular techniques
  •  Optional: Bioinformatics, handling of NGS datasets, immune assays.


  • Experience with oncology, immunology (T cells biology), cell cultures, molecular and cell biology and/or bioinformatics will be considered favorably.
  •  Knowledge and experience working with NGS datasets, bioinformatics (e.g. R), pipeline and assay development will be advantageous.
  •  Good publication records in peer-reviewed journals.
  •  Able to undertake independent research and be an effective team player.
  •  Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Committed, able to work flexible hours and within the deadline.

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 Campus
Organization: Science
Department: Pharmacy
Job requisition ID: 12311

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