Research Associate (Biomarker Discovery, Assay Development & Nanomaterials Engineering, iHealthtech)

Job Description

Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), National University of Singapore (NUS)

Advancing health through innovation, iHealthtech seeks to address clinical needs through the development of innovative disruptive health technologies and bring them from the bench to the bedside, thus benefitting patients and society.

The Laboratory for Multiscale Molecular Diagnostics, National University of Singapore (NUS), seeks highly motivated and talented research assistants/engineers to join our diverse team. We focus on developing novel micro- and nanoscale technologies to empower circulating biomarker research and its clinical translation.

Please visit our lab website for more details ( apply, please send your cover letter, CV and names of 3 references (name, institution, email) to Prof. Huilin Shao (

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Biomarker discovery and assay development

  • Strong expertise in at least one and preferably multiple areas such as biomarker characterization, sequencing, protein engineering, cloning, cell culture, bioconjugation, electrochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry

Nanomaterials engineering

  • Strong expertise in at least one and preferably multiple areas such as organic and inorganic synthesis, nanomaterial characterization, micro- and nanofabrication, surface chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry

Device engineering

  • Strong expertise in at least one and preferably multiple areas such as micro- and nanofabrication, sensor prototyping, circuit design, optical engineering, plasmonics, microfluidics, modeling studies

Qualifications Biomarker discovery and assay development

  • Master degree in Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines

Nanomaterials engineering

  • Master degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines

Device engineering

  • Master degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics or related disciplines

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. 

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.

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