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Research Fellow (OR/EID/ALS2)

Date: 19-Mar-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

This position is for a full-time Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Immunity and Immune Pathology in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Signature Research Programme. The candidate is expected to work on a project examining immune responses to viral pathogens by performing a variety of research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate. The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Independently carry out the design and execution of experimental research required by the research component of the project.
  • Independently analyse complex data sets.
  • 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.
  • Assist in writing and monitoring animal protocols, and IRB applications. 
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduate / medical students and research assistants.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Biology or other related fields.
  • Prior experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques, animal model work, and/or human immunology. Knowledge of single cell transcriptomics data analysis would be advantageous. 
  • Demonstrated capability of research independence progressively.
  • Have in-depth knowledge, skills and expertise with potential to achieve research excellence.
  • Possess 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

Salary and benefits will be commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience. 

Applications should email a CV and names and contact information of references Associate Professor Ashley St. John at

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.