Research Assistant (Senior)/ Research Associate (Senior) (OR/EID/SV2)

Date: 26 Mar 2024

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. 

The Principal Investigator (PI) in the Laboratory for Experimental Therapeutics together with industry collaborators is looking for a full-time Research Assistant (Senior) / Research Associate (Senior) position. The laboratory carries out research into pan-flaviviral inhibitor discovery.  

The successful candidate will perform various activities which include managing external interactions, tracking projects and drafting meeting reports under the supervision of the PI or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Manage and follow-up with external partners and internal departments for review of agreements and grants .
  • Track externally funded research budgets of the laboratory and provide administrative support for grant applications and post-grant award.
  • Oversee multiple projects through monitoring the progress and keeping track of timelines.
  • Manage collaborations with 3 to 4 laboratories in Singapore and work with the industry partner (Janssen in Belgium).  
  • Manage project finance, budget, records, grant administration and policy interpretation processes to ensure smooth operations on a short and long range basis. 
  • Manage laboratory & office space within the programme.
  • Work across functions with peers and other departments to ensure collaboration for shared goals.
  • Prepare reports and analysis for the PI and collaborators.
  • Maintain proper filing and documentation of all areas of work functions such as agreements and grants.
  • Assist in the setting up of meetings and minutes writing. 
  • Perform other general administrative or related duties incidental to the work or as assigned by PI in coordination with the EID Programme Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Life Sciences or related fields with excellent communications and interpersonal skills with 2 years of experience.
  • Prior experience in a research or academic environment would be advantageous.
  • Possess scientific background knowledge relevant to the research area and laboratory experimental skills.  
  • Have a positive attitude and able to relate well with all levels of staff and students.
  • Resourceful, meticulous and a team-player who can handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Have good command of written and spoken English as the candidate needs to liaise with the collaborators.  
  • Proficient in administrative skills, Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power-point) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.