Research Assistant (Centre for Translational Research in Acute Leukaemia)

07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

CenTRAL focus is in improving cure in children with acute leukaemia. We run clinical trials/studies which require diagnostic testing with safety and health implications for research subjects. The lab test results are used to make clinical decisions relating to treatment or affect treatment interventions. We study the effect of treatment under research. We also extend these lab tests to patients not enrolled on any of our clinical trial/study. Beyond this, we run outreach programmes to help raise the cure rate in children with acute leukaemia through provision of these clinical laboratory tests. We raise funds and donations to support these programmes.

We are committed to provide accurate, reliable, and quality laboratory tests for the diagnosis of acute leukaemia that will benefit our patients. We are inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant/Associate to perform clinical and translational lab tests in the diagnosis of acute leukaemia. Our clinical lab tests are SAC SINGLAS accredited they include but not limited to screening, validation and quantitation of minimal residual disease, oncogenic fusion genes and prognostic molecular markers etc.


Selected candidates should possess:

  • a) Bachelor Degree in Life Sciences, specialising in molecular cell biology or biological/biomedical sciences with good honours.
  • b) Working experience in a clinical diagnostic laboratory preferred, otherwise, we provide on the job training for new graduates.
  • c) Adaptive to changing work roles
  • d) Local resident of Singapore

Remuneration commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  

Interested candidates please send curriculum vitae and copies of academic transcripts and referee letters of recommendation if any.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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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 : Paediatrics
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18748

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