Senior / Research Fellow (Dementia Biomarkers - MACC)

10 May 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


The Memory Aging & Cognition Centre (MACC) is a Research Center within the National University Health System funded by the Singapore National Medical Research Council that focuses on the study of dementia and cognitive impairment in the elderly. The MACC currently has 4 research themes on biomarker discovery, neuroimaging, clinical assessment and epidemiology.

There is an opportunity for a qualified candidate with interests in dementia biomarkers to join the MACC in a Research Fellow role to study blood biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment.


  1. Perform academic research on blood-based biomarkers (proteins, lipids and nucleic acids) and their associations with cognition, neuroimaging and other clinical outcomes in MACC observational and clinical trial cohorts
  2. Provide supervision and training to research associates / research assistants / students Validate blood biomarkers in Singaporean and global populations Provide expertise to work with collaborators on the design and analyses of biomarker studies.
  3. Supervise and perform blood banking data entry, data quality, data storage / backup and data sharing services for the MACC and its collaborators.
  4. Provide training for MACC staff and users (seminars, workshops and tutorials) in biomarker studies


The candidate must possess either

  1. a Basic Medical Degree (MBBS, MD) and recognized postgraduate training in biomarker-related wet lab-based research OR
  2. a PhD degree, which must include appropriate postgraduate training and experience in biomarker-related wet lab-based research

The candidate must have a good record of research accomplishments in biomarker research –preferably but not exclusively in dementia or cognitive impairment. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative and international research environment, and be able to demonstrate initiative, creativity, technical independence and excellent communication skills. Proven skills in Big Data analytics is a plus but not necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in biomarker research projects within the MACC under the supervision of the MACC Director and MACC PIs and collaborators in NUHS and Duke-NUS, as well as to undertake independent research.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Contact Persons

A/Prof Christopher Chen
Director of MACC
Email address:

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Pharmacology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18411

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