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Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow (OR/CVR/WZX2)

Date: 12-May-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) brings together the strengths and capabilities as well as expertise in ophthalmology and vision sciences research within the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre. It paves the way for the creation of an all-encompassing amalgamated clinical, experimental and fundamental vision sciences platform that is able to holistically address all areas of vision disorders. This is aligned with the current goals of Singapore’s biomedical sciences initiative, in which the application of early and late-stage translational research with direct clinical and population impact is a top priority.
The Ocular Functional Genomics Group based at the CVR is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow to characterise novel genes associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). These genes were uncovered as a result of a multi-institutional effort to perform exome sequencing campaign in an extremely large and genetically diverse cohort of POAG patients. The end goal of these characterisation efforts is to deepen the understanding of POAG disease and use this knowledge to help design new treatments and diagnostic strategies specific for POAG. The group uses a multidisciplinary approach at the interface between molecular and cell biology, metabolomic analysis, and animal models.
The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities 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: -

  • Independently execute and analyse innovative experimental research. 
  • Conduct accurate documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
  • Write and review research papers, present research outcomes and conceptualise new ideas for independent research which could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field attracting research funding.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduate / medical students and research assistants.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree with strong backgrounds in mechanistic biology. 
  • Prior thematic experience in metabolism, signal transduction and related areas are preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated capability of research independence. 
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, management skills and supervision of junior laboratory members.
  • Open to receive ocular animal models training. 
  • A team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.

Applicants who are interested in this position, please send your application with the following documents to this email address:

  1. CV 
  2. List of publications 
  3. Statement of research interests

Please also arrange for your referees to send at least two confidential letters of reference to the above-mentioned email address as well. 
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.