Research Assistant / Research Associate (N2CR, NUS)

13 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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

a) Research:

  • 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

b) Laboratory:

  • 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.

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 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.

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