Research Assistant (Biological Sciences)

30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Neuron Signaling Laboratory ( is a young research group located at the Centre for Bioimaging Sciences in the National University of Singapore. Research projects in our laboratory are primarily driven by the curiosity to understand how our experiences transform into learning and memory. Our current focus is on illuminating the functional roles of the neuronal cilium and nucleus in reward and fear learning, by applying advanced molecular and imaging approaches in vitro and in vivo. In parallel, we are doing collaborative work in systems neuroscience to discover fundamental learning mechanisms in the brain using machine learning. By illuminating the cell biology in behaving brain, we hope to gain deeper knowledge of how cognitive processes take form & seek for better ways to improve learning in normal & pathological states.

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to (i) establish technical capabilities and (ii) manage lab resources. Qualified candidate with suited research experience may also be assigned with research projects.


Qualifications / Discipline:

A Bachelor’s degree in cell/molecular biology, life sciences or equivalent, ideally with at least 1 year of work experience in academic settings

Required skills/knowledge:

Demonstrated skills in at least three of following: 

  1. Molecular cloning design and construction
  2. Cell culture, especially neurons
  3. Protein work 
  4. Viral vector production (lentiviruses, AAVs)
  5. Tissue histology
  6. Mouse handling and colony management 
  7. Additional experience in lab management and enthusiasm in training and mentoring junior researchers will be strongly considered.

Interested applicants, please write to Dr Phua ( with a detailed CV that includes your (i) qualifications (ii) research interests (iii) research experience (iv) 3 references

More Information

Location: [[Kent Ridge Campus]]
Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]
Department : [[Department of Biological Sciences]]
Employee Referral Eligible: [[No]]
Job requisition ID : 19941

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