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Research Assistant (OR/EID/OYS2)

Date: 12-Aug-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. 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. 

Functional genomic approaches such as genome-scale CRISPR editing, Haploid genetic screen, and genome-wide RNAi have continuously driven the discovery of new knowledge about many emerging and re-emerging viruses. We leverage the awesome power of functional genomics to unbiasedly uncover host factors essential for infection and pathogenesis of clinically significant RNA viruses. Our discovery will shed light on the underlying molecular mechanisms of viral infections and diseases, and we hope to provide new knowledge for improving vaccine designs and development, and innovating antiviral strategies.
A Research Assistant position is currently available in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Virology (Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Ooi Yaw Shin). The successful candidate will perform a variety of functions related to research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (“PI”) or his designate:

  • Work with the PI to design, develop, and carry out research projects.
  • Conduct independent research projects, including data collection, analysis, and preparation of results for publications/grant applications.
  • Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
  • Assist senior researchers in the laboratory. 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or related disciplines with a strong scientific and research background.
  • Prior experience in primary cell/organoid culture, in vivo models, and bioinformatics would be advantageous.
  • A strong team player who is highly motivated and can work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.
  • Possess effective organisational and interpersonal communication skills with strong written and presentation abilities.

Please submit your application by submitting a CV with the contact information of at least two referees.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.