Research Assistant, Mechanobiology Institute

21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 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 us as a Research Assistant in the research group of Assoc. Prof. Low Boon Chuan at the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS. Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of cell and molecular biology, and possess the relevant skills. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with talented and motivated research fellows, interdisciplinary PIs, and clinician scientists to manage the technical as well as administrative aspects of lab operations. The successful candidate's primary duties will include maintaining cell cultures, lab administration and supporting specific research projects.


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences, biomedical disciplines or biomedical engineering with some experience in cell and molecular biology
  • Have good scientific knowledge, passion and good communication skills
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a research lab (including final-year Hons. project/Undergraduate project)
  • Experience in cell/ tissue culture and molecular biology
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and work collaboratively in a cross-disciplinary research environment

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Mechanobiology Institute
Department : Research
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18254

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