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Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral Fellow), Emerging Infectious Diseases

Date: 25-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 Senior Research Fellow/ Research Fellow (Post-Doctoral Fellow) position. The Laboratory of Virus Evolution (LoVE) studies rapidly evolving respiratory RNA viruses including influenza, parainfluenza and coronaviruses. The candidate is expected to play a critical role in generating and fostering a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research environment. The candidate is required to possess a strong background in molecular virology and/or antibody engineering. He/she will be involved in developing antiviral antibody therapies, and studying the virulence and pathogenesis of infectious virus infections.

The candidate is expected to perform a variety of research under the Principal Investigator’s supervision or his/her designate. The main duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: -

  • Conduct and design experiments for antibody discovery targeting viral pathogens.
  • Utilise high-throughput single-cell sequencing for rapid discovery of antibodies.
  • Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments to characterise antibodies and assess synergistic effects
  • 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 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.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or other related disciplines.
  • Possess a strong background in molecular virology or antibody engineering.
  • Prior experience with animal work would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience with high-throughput antibody engineering techniques is preferred. 
  • Possess excellent quantitative, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Self-motived, able to work effectively and efficiently, willing to work hard to meet tight deadlines and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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