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Research Fellow (CCB/OJ)

Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

he Rackham and Ouyang Labs use data-driven tools to find the key regulators of cell fate in order to develop novel cell therapies and disease interventions. We are looking for an experienced wet-lab scientist, who has conducted research in or related to modulating immune cell function, to provide experimental expertise for an ongoing artificial intelligence-based prediction tool. 

The successful candidate will be jointly hired by Asst. Prof Owen Rackham and Dr John Ouyang and will be involved in the establishment and implementation of several immune-cell related phenotypic cell assays, production of single-cell RNA sequencing libraries and being the domain expert in immune cell biology. 

The selected candidate will provide leadership and expertise in conducting complex research activities within the overall scope of a research project at Duke-NUS, including but not limited to the following:

  • Application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques which include accurate in-depth assessment, interpretation and evaluation of next-generation sequencing data sets, conceptualise new ideas and developing plans for independent research (ideally in the field of immunology).
  • Write and review research papers, present research outcomes and develop connections with local and international researchers for collaboration work. 
  • Contribute to project management (including but not limited to planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies). 
  • Provide guidance to junior researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students, and occasional educational/instructional activities.
  • Maintain optimal experimental progress in the laboratory.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in a related scientific area (e.g. Cell Biology or immunology) with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience and/or training in the design and conduct of projects. Applicants with higher credentials may be considered for more senior appointments. 
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge, skills and expertise, with the capability of leadership and achieving research excellence.
  • Experience with performing RNAseq and/or scRNAseq, and culturing and manipulating cell phenotype especially immune cells. 
  • Experience with viral transfection for overexpression or knockdown or CRISPRa/CRISRPi.
  • Proven track record in the form of high impact publications.
  • Ability to secure independent funding.
  • A team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce. 


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Research

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 16787