Research Fellow (OR/CSCB/THW)

Date: 10 Jun 2024

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Hong-Wen Tang in the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology (CSCB) Program at Duke-NUS Medical School is searching for a Research Fellow with strong enthusiasm and interest in muscle diseases. The Tang lab’s scientific focus is to understand how signaling networks rewire metabolism and alter physiological functions in muscles under aging or tumor conditions. His lab uses unique cross-species and interdisciplinary approach incorporating Drosophila genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and mouse models, to identify new evolutionary conserved mechanisms underlying human muscle diseases.


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 designate, including but not limited to the following: - 

  • Carry out research projects using mouse and human cells.
  • 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. 

More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 23081