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Research Assistant (OR/EID/LSM)

Date: 29-Sep-2022

Location: 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.
A Research Assistant position is available in Prof Shee-Mei Lok laboratory, at the Duke-NUS Medical School. The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies 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: - 

  • Perform tasks and support all aspects of the assigned research projects (expression of alphavirus/flavivirus receptor proteins, purification etc).
  • Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
  • Perform cell culturing and propagating virus.
  • 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 / records, procurement, 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 Degree in Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the scientific background relevant to the research area. 
  • 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. 

Interested applicants, please forward cv and contact details of 3 referees to Prof Shee-Mei Lok, email:

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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