Research Assistant, Cardiac Surgery Laboratory

03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Surgery of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore has immediate opening for a Research Assistant positions in our Cardiac Surgery Laboratory.

Under the direction of Professor Theodoros Kofidis, our lab focuses on minimally invasive cardiac surgery innovations and myocardial regenerationOur lab is located in the campus of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and supported by core laboratories of the University, and Nation-wide cardiovascular research programs, fulfilling various aspects of cardiovascular research.

Our research laboratory is equipped with advanced surgical and imaging facilities (e.g. CT scanner, MRI, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, heart lung machine, surgical endoscopic system and instruments) and laboratory equipment for biological research. Currently, we are working on well-funded projects to investigate development of a novel heart valve design, and myocardial restoration using cells and biomaterials.

These exciting projects will be good opportunities for young researchers who pursue further training in cardiovascular surgery and research, including cardiac tissue engineering, heart valve surgery, and medical devices.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible to work under supervision of both the Principal Investigator Professor Theodoros Kofidis and Professor Subbu and team members to ensure the successful completion of the project on time. He / She will be asked to attached to Prof Subbu’s team to carry out the following duties

 Main duties        

  • Drug elution heart valve design, development and testing 
  • Particle fabrication and cell studies:
  • Coating of drug to heart valves and nanoparticle fabrications. Cellular and drug          
  • release studies.
  • Prepare progress report and manuscript
  • General laboratory management


  • Bachelor / master degree in bio-medical science
  • Experience in nanoparticle fabrication experience
  • Experience in Good interpersonal skill and communication in English
  • Good at statistics and office software

​​​​Appointments will be made on a 1 year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, seniority and qualifications. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Seah Shirley/ Prof Theodoros Kofidis as mentioned in the address below.


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, statement of research interests and full contacts of 03 referees) to:

Ms Seah Shirley/Prof. Theo Kofidis
Department of Surgery
National University of Singapore
NUHS Tower Block, Level 8
1E Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119228

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Surgery
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 12313

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