Research Assistant, Department of Microbiology

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 Assistant (RA) position in the laboratory of Assistant Professor John Chen at the National University of Singapore. Please note that we are specifically looking for candidates who are seriously interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology.

We are located in the Department of Microbiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Research in the Chen lab focuses on the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, bacteriophages, and pathogenicity islands. The successful candidate will work on an EDB-IPP funded project that focuses on bacteriophage therapy.

Candidates with prior lab experience in microbiology and molecular biology are preferred.


  • Molecular cloning and genetics.
  • Help with lab administrative duties.
  • Help with lab maintenance.


  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology.
  • BSc with Honours in Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • English proficiency (spoken and in written).
  • Competency in molecular biology.
  • Competency in basic microbiology.
  • Highly motivated.

Interested candidates please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references, and your earliest availability. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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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: 12698

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