Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology

05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for position of Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on a 1 year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

The Research Assistant/Associate (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with their direct supervisor, and the lab’s Principal Investigator (PI) to provide research and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of projects in a timely manner.

Main duties and responsibilities

The candidate will support a multi-disciplinary team to conduct literature searches analyze sequence data, curate clinically relevant variants, design and perform experiments, write papers, etc.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s (honours) degree in either life sciences, biotechnology genomics, human genetics, cell biology, bioinformatics or related areas
  • Must have a strong understanding of genetics and familiarity with bioinformatics tools for genome analysis
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate well and work in a team
  • Experience in genomics, particularly next-gen sequencing and skills in programming would be an advantage

Please submit your application with full curriculum vitae detailing personal and academic background, previous laboratory experience, list of publications or research reports, names and contacts of three referees, short write-up on your past experience and career aspirations, and any other supporting documents. Referees will be contacted directly for confidential testimonials.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

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: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Ophthalmology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16844

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