Research Fellow (Dept of Biochemistry)

07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Fellow position with immediate effect in the Immunology Translational Research Programme and Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.  Appointments will be made on contract basis for a duration of 2-3 years.

Purpose of the post

Membrane transporters regulate the transport of nutrients through cell membrane. Previous work has shown the importance of these transporters for animal physiology (Nature, 2017, JBC 2020, Nat Comms 2021, JCI 2020; Cell Reports 2022). We are currently interested in studying the roles of membrane transporters in the blood brain barrier of the brain.

Main duties and responsibilities  

The postdoc candidate will lead research projects in which he or she will work with the PI to study the physiological impacts of membrane transporters in cells/animals physiology. The postdoc candidate will be able to:

  1. Independently lead research projects with experience in mouse work.
  2. Design and Perform experiments, interpret the data, and write papers.
  3. Assist with any other duties such as training junior lab members.
  4. Strong team player skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.


The applicant should hold a PhD or MD with strong interests and 1-3 years of experiences in biomedical research field. The applicants should have at least 01 publication in peer-reviewed journals at the point of application. Experiences should include the follows but not limited to:

  • Strong research interests in biochemistry and membrane proteins.
  • Experience in working with knockout mouse models.
  • Experience with gene expression in common cell lines and primary murine cells.
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques is preferred such as molecular cloning, protein expression/purification, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.
  • Self-motivation to be an independent research and strong teamwork are preferable. 

We offer a highly competitive research environment with state-of-the-art technology for career development. Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate‚Äôs qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principle investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at


Formal application: Please submit your application including a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations) and full contacts of 3 referees to:

Dr. Long Nguyen
MD7, Department of Biochemistry,
8 Medical Drive Singapore 117597

Monthly salary range: Negotiable based on experiences. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Deadline for applications by 15 April 2023.

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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: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 19329

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