Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology

7 days left

13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


Inviting applications for a full-time Research Fellow position (Postdoctoral Fellowship) in the laboratory of Assistant Professor John Chen at the National University of Singapore. The Chen Lab is located in the Department of Microbiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The successful candidate will join a research program that studies the molecular basis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis. The current interests of the lab are focused on bacteriophages, pathogenicity islands, and other mobile genetic elements.


  • Lead semi-independent to independent research projects.
  • Assist with the mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students.
  • Provide detailed and coherent documentation of research results.
  • Provide regular reports on research results.
  • Participate in manuscript preparation.


  • PhD degree in Microbiology or Life Sciences.
  • Strong graduate publication record.
  • Expertise in molecular biology.
  • Expertise in bacteriology.
  • Expertise in microbial genetics.
  • Must be able to communicate well in English.


  • Expertise in phage biology.
  • Expertise in protein work.
  • Expertise in bioinformatics.
  • Expertise in host-pathogen interactions.
  • Expertise in cell biology (cell culture).
  • Expertise in animal work (mouse experimentation).

Interested candidates please submit a detailed curriculum vitae and the contact information of 3 references.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Microbiology And Immunology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 14482

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