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Research Assistant (CVMD/MS)

Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, 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.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join Asst Prof Manvendra Singh’s laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms that regulate cardiovascular development, homeostasis and disease. Dr Singh’s laboratory uses mouse as a model system and combines molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and genomics techniques to study cardiovascular diseases. For more information on Dr Singh’s research study, please refer to: 

The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities within the overall scope of the research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -

  • Perform tasks and support all aspects of the research project.
  • Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
  • Assist researchers in programming, data analysis and literature review in various research projects.
  • Contribute to project management, presentations and publications of research work.
  • Assist with general upkeep of laboratory needs, maintain safety protocols, provide technical support and establish work procedures to ongoing research projects.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Life Science or Science related field with a strong scientific and research background. Candidates with higher credentials may be considered for more senior appointments. 
  • Prior experience in cardiovascular research would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and expertise in molecular biology, histology, immunohistochemistry, microscopy and animal (rodent/mice) handling strongly preferred.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communications skills with excellent written, oral communication and computer 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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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.

More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17059