Research Fellow (OR/EID/AH)

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 successful candidate will join Dr Alan Hsu's research group in EID at Duke-NUS Medical School and will contribute to ground-breaking research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of severe disease pathogenesis caused by influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2 through innovative experimental models, next-gen technologies, novel therapeutic development, and complementary suite of clinical samples and in vivo models. The successful candidate will also drive the proposed research independently and conduct high level molecular and immunology projects, collaborate with experts in the field, and build a strong track record in the field.

In addition, the role will include performing a variety of research activities such as 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: -

  • Perform independent research projects and develop connections with local and international researchers for collaboration work.
  • 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.
  • Perform research with advanced virus, molecular and immunology approaches and critical data analyses.
  • Participate actively in the communication and dissemination of research.
  • Provide support to the team or research projects.  
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, or other related disciplines.
  • Possess an extensive working experience with human primary epithelial cells and cell differentiation, virus handling and infection, innate immune assays at viral, cellular and molecular levels.
  • Have experience in flow cytometry.
  • Prior experience in animal models is preferred but not necessary.
  • Possess knowledge of immunology and virology, as well as data analysis.
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, recognise the value of diverse perspectives, ongoing learning and able to adapt to new challenges.
  • Equipped with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including interdisciplinary ways of working and engagement with colleagues and collaborators.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.