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Research Assistant (CSCB/AM)

Date: 28-Dec-2021

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Laboratory for Translational and Molecular Imaging (LTMI) under the Cancer Immunotherapy Imaging “CITI” programme at Duke-NUS Medical School is looking for a Research Assistant / Research Associate who will execute preclinical in vivo multimodal imaging studies, including nuclear medicine (PET/SPET/CT) in the context of a multidisciplinary laboratory to aid in the evaluation, validation, and translation of novel methodologies. The selected candidate will be tasked with management and execution of day-to-day operations of imaging-related laboratory functions, including but not limited to laboratory maintenance, study design and execution, data analysis, as well as the communication of project updates. The position provides excellent opportunities for personal growth in project management and cross-disciplinary learning within the emerging fields of immuno-oncology and infectious diseases, as well as extensive exposure to preclinical and clinical research ecosystems throughout Singapore. 

  • Partner with group members and external stakeholders in the exploration of research literature, definition of project scope and design of experiments. 
  • Hands-on execution of preclinical in vivo imaging experiments in a collaborative, matrixed environment involving parallel assays and end points. 
  • Development and execution of relevant and potentially novel data processing and analysis methodologies befitting the needs of a specific project. 
  • Active communication with external stakeholders with the timely production of comprehensive research reports, including the generation of relevant data visualisations for publication or presentation purposes.  
  • Maintenance and execution of institutional SOPs and records in relation to radiation and animal safety. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering, Radiologic Sciences, Pharmacology or related Biomedical Degree with at least 2 years of experience in an in vivo imaging or pharmacology laboratory.   
  • Research expertise should include academic or industrial projects utilising imaging techniques, animal husbandry, development and evaluation of rodent animal models or biomarkers/tracers. Individuals familiar with multiple imaging modalities (PET/SPECT/CT) and analysis workflows (PMOD/AMIDE software) are preferred but not required. 
  • Handle radioactive materials, including injection to animals and follow-up necropsy for bio-distribution studies and/or ex vivo assessment (e.g. cryo-sectioning, IHC, IF, H&E staining).
  • Project management skills in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment, with an ability to navigate complex experimental designs.  
  • Comfortable with various computer operating systems and programs, including management of imaging data.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and able to partner with different external stakeholders.


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 7597