Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (OR/EID/WLF)

Date: 18 May 2023

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.

This position is for a full-time Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow with a strong background in Virology and Viral Immunology. The candidate is expected to play a critical role in generating and fostering a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research environment 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 high precision in vitro and in vivo experiments related to pathogenesis and host immune response of coronavirus or other respiratory pathogens.
  • Interface and network with clinical counterparts and team members to achieve the goals of the project.
  • Write and review research papers, present research outcomes, conceptualise new ideas and develop plans for research that could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field.
  • Provide support for external grant and protocol development, study design and management of research activities.
  • Demonstrate and present research output.
  • 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 Virology or a related biomedical field.
  • Possess a strong background in molecular virology including prior experience with coronavirus research.
  • Willing to be trained to work in a biosafety level 3 containment laboratory.
  • Prior experience with animal infection studies is preferred.
  • Prior knowledge in drug discovery would be advantageous.
  • Possess excellent quantitative, analytical and organisational skills.
  • A strong team player who is open-minded, energetic, highly motivated and can work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team and diverse workforce.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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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.