Research Assistant, Cell Death and Inflammation

02 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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). The aim of this project is to investigate the cross talk between apoptosis and inflammasome activation during inflammatory disease and bacterial infection. The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic lab and will receive high quality training in myeloid cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and infection models. There is also a possibility to convert into PhD studies after 12 months. For more information, please visit

Terms of appointment

This is a full-time 1-year funded project with the possibility of converting into PhD studies after 12 months. Salary package is dependent on experience and qualification.

Qualifications Our ideal candidate

  • BSC 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

How to apply

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

Covid-19 Message

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Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure 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 : 15065

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