Research Assistant / Associate, Culturomics of Anaerobic Bacteria

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

The Singapore Center for Environmental Life Sciences at the National University of Singapore (SCELSE-NUS) is recruiting a full-time Research Assistant/Associate to work under the supervision of A/Prof. Yann Felix Boucher.

Job Description

  • Daily lab management tasks such as inventory of supplies and samples, preparing culture media and solutions, autoclaving materials, ordering supplies and maintaining bacterial cultures and stocks
  • Operate and maintain an anaerobic culture chamber
  • Perform molecular biology and microbiology experiments as directed
  • Manage metagenome and isolate databases
  • To perform other related duties, incidental to the work described herein.


  • B.Sc. and/or M.Sc. in Microbiology or related field
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Basic Molecular Biology skills (PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequencing)
  • Experience in bacterial culturing
  • Experience with anaerobic microbes an asset 
  • Highly organized and able to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgement, and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter highlighting relevant experience and career goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae, containing details of three named referees

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Life Sciences Institute
Department : Research & Programmes
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18715

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