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Research Assistant (CVMD/BS)

Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders (CVMD) Programme houses state-of-the-art technologies for profiling mitochondrial function and metabolic adaptations in human patients and other model organisms, and undertakes translational and clinical research in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

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/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Animal handling (mouse), in particular mice models of motabolic diseases (obesity and NAFLD), performing glucose and insulin tolrance tests, MRI and related experiments. 
  • Perform cell lines culture and maintenance, protein extraction, western blotting, RNA extraction and analysis of mRNA expression (qPCR).
  • Bacterial culture and molecular cloning.
  • Assist with general upkeep of laboratory needs such as ordering of laboratory supplies, stock-keeping, equipment maintenance; maintain safety protocols, provide technical support and establish work procedures to ongoing research projects.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Sciences / Life Sciences / Biological Sciences or equivelent.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge, skills and expertise in supporting various research activities.
  • Knowledge of the scientific background relevant to the research area.
  • Laboratory experimental skills.
  • 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. 

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. 


In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 14521