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Research Assistant (OR/EID/ALS)

Date: 19-Mar-2023

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

This position is for a full time Research Assistant or Research Associate in the Laboratory of Immunity and Immune Pathology in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Signature Research Programme. The candidate will perform laboratory-based studies investigating innate and adaptive immune responses during virus infection and vaccination. The candidate may also be expected to perform diagnostic tests on patient samples and to assist with maintaining IRB approvals for laboratory projects.

The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Perform tasks and support all aspects of the research project.
  • Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings. 
  • Assist researchers in programming, data analysis and literature review in various research projects. 
  • Contribute to project management, presentations and publications of research work. 
  • Assist with the general upkeep of laboratory needs, laboratory management, ordering, budget tracking, and/or management of animal colonies. 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences or other related fields.
  • Prior research experience with human or animal samples and with virologic techniques, such as plaque assay would be advantageous.
  • Able to undertake independent research progressively.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communications skills with excellent written, oral communication and computer skills. 
  • A strong team player who is open-minded, energetic, highly motivated, independent  and can work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team and diverse workforce. 

Applications should email a CV and names and contact information of references Associate Professor Ashley St. John at

We regret that 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.