Research Assistant / Research Associate (N2CR, NUS)
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Assistant / Research Associate to assist and provide support in several research projects utilising patient-derived organoids (PDO) in the Tissue Specific Carcinogenesis Theme in N2CR
Duties And Responsibilities
- to carry out assigned experiments
- to organise, preserve and present the results of the experiments in a logical manner
- to properly and systematically record all experiments that have been assigned and their results
- to analyse and plan further experiments under guidance
- to assist in supervising, training and guiding attachment/undergraduate students where required
- to plan and ensure the needs and requirements of the team in terms of consumables
- to ensure that the lab is adequately stocked with clean glassware, minor equipment, chemicals, etc. required for experiments
- responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of equipment through regular checks
- required to assemble reagents, chemicals and media that are needed for experiments
- to ensure that standard operating procedures and safety regulations are followed
- responsible for the general cleanliness of the lab
c) Administrative duties:
- to plan and ensure that the overall lab administrative needs of the PDO team are met
- to assist the Principal Investigator in tracking his/her grants and other sources of funding
- responsible for purchasing necessary equipment, chemicals, reagents as required for PDO research
- maintain a systematic and proper record of all purchases
- liaising between the vendors and the administrative office to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies
d) Any other duties as required
- Applicants should possess a BSc or MSc in biomedical science, life science, biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology or equivalent from a well-recognized university.
- Prior experience, knowledge and expertise in mammalian cell culture, cell biology, microscopy, molecular biology, immunology, histology, flow cytometry, biochemistry, statistics and/or bioinformatics.
- Experience handling human clinical specimens is highly desirable.
- Proficient in computer software and peripherals, including Microsoft Office and Prism.
- Self-driven, independent, team player, meticulous and have a keen eye for details.
- Willingness to learn new technologies and techniques, tackle both new and routine duties, meticulous, good organisational and management skills.
- Able to work well in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.
- Flexibility to adapt to dynamic work activities in a fast-changing environment and project priorities / timelines.
- Able to multitask and occasionally work at flexible hours when performing time-sensitive experiments.
- Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
- Strong passion and commitment to biomedical research in cancer immunology and cancer therapeutics.
- Willing to perform administrative duties.
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 presence is required.
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.