Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry

14 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant position with immediate effect in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.  Appointments will be made on contract basis for a duration of 3-3.5 years.

Purpose of the post

Membrane transporters regulate the transport of nutrients through cell membrane. Our previous work has shown the importance of these transporters for animal physiology (Nature, 2017, JBC 2020, Nat Comms 2021, JCI 2020). We are currently interested in studying the roles of membrane transporters in the lysosomes for better understanding of the transport of metabolites from the lysosomes for cellular functions. Interested candidates will have opportunities to enroll in a PhD programme in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The RA candidate will lead a research project in which he or she will work with a senior research fellow to study the physiological impacts of lysosomal transporters to cells/animals physiology. The RA candidate is expected to:

  1. Perform required experiments and analysis of data.
  2. Assist with any other lab members such as assist with postdoc for more complicated experiments when required.
  3. Work as a strong team player and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.


The applicant should hold at least a bachelor in life sciences/biomedical research areas from prestigious universities such as NTU, NUS. Preferred experience should include the follows but not limited to:

  • Experiences in biochemical techniques.
  • Proficiency in molecular cloning, protein expression, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.
  • Strong interests in biochemistry.
  • Experience in working on platelets and blood cells.
  • Experience with mouse work is a plus but not essential.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principle investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at


Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees) by 15 April 2022.

Nguyen Nam Long, PhD
National University of Singapore

MD4, Department of Biochemistry, #01-03
8 Medical Drive Singapore 117597

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

COVID-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 9650

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