Research Fellow, Chemistry

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

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with Asst/P Amy Hao Li on deciphering how microbial enzymes and their associated molecules structure the human environments under a NMRC-funded project on functional investigation of human microbiome secretory enzymes in common dermatological diseases.

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Design and perform experiments to investigate the roles of microbial enzymes in human health and disease. The candidate will be expected to execute projects independently.
  2. Scientific writing.
  3. Supervising students.
  4. Presenting research to academic audience and the public.


Qualifications / Discipline:

  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related Life Science fields. 


The following skills are highly preferred:

  1. Molecular Biology techniques related to DNA and RNA identification and quantification such as qPCR and next generation sequencing.
  2. Microbiology culture, including techniques related to microbial identification and phenotypic assays.
  3. Biochemical enzyme assays, including small molecule inhibitor screens.
  4. Recombinant protein expression
  5. Chemical synthesis of small molecules


  • We are open to new PhD graduates with no prior post-doctoral experience. 

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 presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Science
Department: Chemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 12958