Research Assistant, Department of Medicine

13 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description Laboratory:

  • Design and perform experiments towards completion of the specific research aims of the ongoing projects and the overall goal of the laboratory. Carry out rigorous analysis of the data derived from the experiments, make intelligent observation and meaningful interpretation of the analysis.
  • Cancer cell culture and maintenance of cell lines
  • Animal handling and in vivo experiments
  • Maintain lab in good running order including handling lab safety and regulation issues, equipment maintenance.
  • Must work well with the team and be able to learn new techniques quickly.

Job Description


  • The candidate will work successfully to produce publishable outputs and assist in writing manuscripts and grants
  • Ensure timely submissions of required documents to relevant agencies and authorities
  • Assist with grants, safety, IACUC protocol submissions, reports and amendments Attend study meetings as required
  • Liaise with relevant internal and external agencies during the course of work
  • Assist is ad-hoc admin work assigned by Senior Manager & PI


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences/Biological Sciences with at least 3 years’ laboratory experience
  • Expertise with various molecular biology techniques including cloning and PCR, histology, immunohistochemistry and western blotting.
  • Experience with cell culture and cell-based assays required
  • Expertise with handling mice and perform mice experiments especially in tumor related mice work.
  • Independent, with strong emphasis on team work
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, is meticulous, organized, proactive and have an investigative nature
  • Proficiency in MS office applications, (MS office, PowerPoint. Excel spreadsheet) Good written and communication skills 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 : Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17121

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