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Research Fellow (OR/EID/OEE3)

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Date: 21-Oct-2021

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. 

The laboratory of Eng Eong Ooi is looking for an energetic Research Fellow to spearhead viral pathogenesis and vaccine studies in small animal models. 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: -

  • Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments in both BSL3 and BSL3 laboratories
  • Write and review research papers, present research outcomes and develop connections with local and international researchers for collaboration work.
  • Contribute to project management and provide guidance to more junior researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students with occasional educational/instructional activities.
  • Maintain optimal experimental progress in the laboratory.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative research techniques which include accurate in-depth assessment, interpretation and evaluation of research outcomes, conceptualise new ideas and develop plans for independent research which could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field in attracting research funding

Job Requirements

  • PhD in virology or viral vaccinology and/or postgraduate Medical Degree with no more than 3 years of relevant research experience and training.
  • Experience and trained in handling small animals
  • Possess relevant laboratory experimental skills with proven oral and written scientific communication skills.
  • At least one first author peer reviewed publication
  • A strong team player who is open-minded, highly motivated and can work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and a diverse workforce.


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.