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Research Assistant (OR/EID/WLF3)

Date: 21-May-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Signature Research Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) aims to pioneer the development and discovery of new and more effective methods for the treatment, prevention and control of new and emerging pathogens. The key outcome of the research will be the early identification of new pathogens, out of which new diagnostic tests, treatments and control strategies will be developed. 

A full-time Research Assistant is available in the laboratory of Professor Linfa Wang. The laboratory is seeking a highly motivated team player to significantly contribute to translational research in the areas of inflammation, immunology and senescence. The projects focus on studying molecular mechanisms of disease resistance and long health span in bats and translating the discoveries to new strategies to treat human inflammatory diseases and to extend human health span. The work will be conducted in a research group led by Professor Linfa Wang who is an international leader in bat research.

The candidate is expected to perform a variety of research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate. 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 data analysis and literature review in various research projects. 
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports/scientific manuscripts/literature for publication. 
  • Contribute to project management, presentations and publications of research work.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or other related fields.
  • 1-2 years prior working experience in the areas of immunology or senescence/aging is preferably.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge, skills and expertise in supporting various research activities.
  • Prior experience in handling animals is preferred but not compulsory.
  • Equipped with effective organisational and interpersonal communications with excellent written, oral communication and computer skills.
  • A team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce. 

Please submit your CV and contact information of 3 referees.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.