Research Assistant, Mechanobiology Institute

17 Jan 2023
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16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore is a multi-disciplinary institute committed to developing new paradigms for biomedical research by focusing on the quantitative analysis of dynamic functional processes. Through quantitative biophysical approaches, we address major problems in biomedical sciences including pathogenesis (from bacterial to cancer), tissue regeneration and function.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the research group of Dr. Gianluca Grenci at the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS to contribute to the development and optimization of micro-fabricated elements and microfluidic devices for cell imaging.

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Suitable candidates should preferably have knowledge and proven skills in micro-fabrication processes, with prior experience working in clean rooms. Experience with designing and characterizing the functioning of micro-fluidic devices is a plus. The successful candidate will also be involved in the management of the lab both in technical and administrative aspects (such as maintenance of lab inventory and safety management). Excellent communication skills are also required, and writing scientific reports both for internal documentation and for publication are a component of this job position.

In sum, responsibilities will include:

  • Masks design and fabrication
  • Devices’ microfabrication and characterization
  • Lab inventory and safety management
  • Technical/Scientific reports writing


  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Proven experience in clean room work
  • Organized, meticulous, able to work together in a team as well as independently
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

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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: Mechanobiology Institute
Department : Research
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18295

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