Research Fellow (CVMD/TC)

Date: 7 Jun 2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Coffman lab is interested in understanding the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease using multi-omics approaches and animal models recapitulating key features of the human disorder.  Our laboratory works closely with DYNAMO (Diabetes StudY in Nephropathy And Microvascular cOmplications), a Singapore-based international consortium of basic and clinical scientists focused on identifying the root causes of diabetic nephropathy to provide a basis for new approaches to prevention, risk stratification, and treatment.  Seeking candidates with experience in molecular and cell biology techniques, mouse models, and statistics/bioinformatics.

The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: - 

  • Independently carry out the design and execution of experimental research required by the research component of the project. 
  • Write and review research papers, present research outcomes, conceptualise new ideas and develop plans for independent research which could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field attracting research funding. 
  • Provide support for external grant/protocol development, study design and management of research activities. 
  • Contribute to occasional educational / instructional activities and project management. 
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduate / medical students and research assistants. 
  • Maintain optimal experiment progress in the laboratory or in the research work undertaken. 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein. 

Job Requirements

  • PhD and/or post-graduate medical degree with at least 3 years’ relevant research experience and training. 
  • Entry level candidates may also be considered. 
  • Knowledge of the scientific background relevant to the research area and laboratory experimental skills, where applicable. 
  • Proven track record in the form of high impact publications. 
  • Demonstrated capability of research independence progressively. 
  • Strong writing and critical thinking skills, as well as good communication and presentation skills. 
  • A team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce. 


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18525