Research Assistant (Clinical Mass Spectrometry)

30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

SLING, the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator at the National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of a Research Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development and optimization of mass spectrometry-based methods for clinical lipidomics, in a partnership between NUS, Agilent Technologies and National University Hospital (NUH). More information can be found here

You do not need to have a background in academic research. In fact, we would be very keen in expanding our team by an analytical scientist who has worked in testing or diagnostic labs/ CROs.

We are looking for a highly dedicated and motivated individual with experience in mass spectrometry and/ or chromatography. We offer a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment with top-class facilities. A friendly atmosphere awaits you, with collaborations between different departments at NUS, NUH and international institutions. You will be working closely with a team of senior scientists, staff and students to meet the responsibilities detailed below.


  • Plan and organize standard operating procedures of the projects
  • Perform different sample preparation protocols for lipidomics of clinical samples  
  • Assist in maintenance and troubleshooting of HPLCs and mass spectrometers
  • Routine operation of LC-MS/MS and/or GC-MS, once proficiently trained
  • Assist in processing and quality control of lipidomics data
  • Prepare project updates


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biomedical/Clinical Sciences, Life Sciences, Bioengineering or related disciplines
  • 1-2 years of working experience in an analytical chemistry lab
  • Hands-on experience with operation and troubleshooting of HPLC at least, and of MS preferred
  • Prior experience in a clinical laboratory or developing tests that have received regulatory approval is considered a strong advantage

How to apply

The project is headed by Anne K Bendt from SLING, NUS. Informal enquiries are most welcome. Please submit your application including your CV and names and contact information of 1-2 references to

This position will be available with immediate effect.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Biochemistry
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 19620

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