Research Assistant (Dept of Biochemistry)

22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job Description
The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant position with immediate effect in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on contract basis for a duration of 2-2.5 years. Interested candidates who would like to enroll in a PhD programme in the medical school are welcome for applications.

Membrane transporters regulate the transport of nutrients through cell membrane. Our previous work has shown the importance of these transporters for animal physiology (Nature, 2017, JBC 2020, Nat Comms 2021, JCI 2020). We are currently interested in studying the roles of membrane transporters in the lysosomes for better understanding of the transport of metabolites from the lysosomes for cellular functions. Interested candidates will have opportunities to enroll in a PhD programme in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The RA candidate/Part-time PhD position will lead a research project in which he or she will work with a senior research fellow to study the physiological impacts of lysosomal transporters to cells/animals physiology. The RA candidate is expected to:

  1. Perform required experiments and analysis of data.
  2. Assist with any other lab members such as assist with postdoc for more complicated experiments when required.
  3. Work as a strong team player and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.

The applicant should hold at least a bachelor in life sciences/biomedical research areas from prestigious universities such as NTU, NUS. PhD candidates should have English qualification and GRE score of 320. Preferred experience should include the follows but not limited to:

  • Experiences in biochemical techniques.
  • Proficiency in molecular cloning, protein expression, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.
  • Strong interests in biochemistry.
  • Experience in working on platelets and blood cells.
  • Experience with mouse work is a plus but not essential.

Competitive remuneration package with a basic monthly salary of SGD 3500 will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principle investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at

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) by 15 June 2023.

Nguyen Nam Long, PhD
National University of Singapore
MD4, Department of Biochemistry, #01-03
8 Medical Drive Singapore 117597

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information
Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 9650

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