Dentist, Research Assistant / Associate / Fellow

13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant/Research Associate/Post-doctoral fellow to support clinical translational research in oral biofilms and periodontal health.

The candidate must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) with a least 2 years research experience in Oral Microbiology.

The Research Assistant/Research Associate/Post-doctoral Fellow will be a part of a team that will look at biofilm adhesion onto arbitrary substrates and its washout resistance.

The duties will include: 

  • Liaise with manufacturers to design and produce microfluidic devices  to quantify biofilm washout resistance
  • Collect, analyse, and interpret experimental results
  • Draft reports and research papers
  • Maintain housekeeping of the laboratory area and general maintenance tasks, ensuring laboratory safety
  • Perform other related duties to support the research group

The selected candidate may be appointed up to 12 months and will be offered competitive salary and benefits.


  1. Qualifications: Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS). A PhD will be an advantage
  2. Previous experience in biofilm research and quantification of adhesion forces (strictly required)
  3. Able to operation electron scanning microscope, confocal microscope and atomic force microscope independently
  4. Able to culture oral bacteria/biofilms and quantify biofilms via CVA, CFU, q PCR etc. 

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.

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