Research Assistant, Department of Medicine

01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Department Info

Department of Medicine is a cluster comprising of multiple specialties, including Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, General Medicine (Dermatology & Geriatrics inclusive), Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, Psychological Medicine, Rheumatology, and Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. You will assist the Principal Investigator within our cluster with the conduct of research projects, and related duties as assigned to ensure the success of these projects.

Job Description


  • Conduct independent research in cardiometabolic diseases under PI’s direction.
  • Projects include assessing the impact of different genes and substances on atherosclerosis and restenosis development, as well as metabolic phenotypes in mice.
  • Procedures include mouse handling/genotyping, western immunoblotting, generating DNA constructs, gene expression studies, viral infections, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, real-time PCR, tissue culture of various cells and cell lines, set-up of primary vascular cell cultures.
  • Maintain lab in good running order including handling lab safety and regulation issues, equipment maintenance.

Job Description


  • Procurement of consumables, animals (where applicable)
  • Ensure timely submissions of required documents to relevant agencies and authorities
  • Assist with grants, safety, IACUC, DSRB protocol submissions, reports and amendments
  • Attend study meetings as required
  • Liaise with relevant internal and external agencies during the course of work


The applicant should: 

  • Hold a degree (BSc) in biological sciences. Masters degree is an asset.


  • Competent with basic lab techniques
  • Willing and able to learn, motivated
  • Independent, but able to work on a team
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, is meticulous, organized, proactive and have an investigative nature
  • Proficiency in MS office applications
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of biostatistics

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: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 12165

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