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Laboratory Executive (Open Laboratory) (Mechanobiology Institute)

Date: 26-Jun-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore is seeking a Laboratory Executive (Open Laboratory). This position will fundamentally maintain and manage the Open Lab for the MBI researchers and support in related Open Lab responsibilities (i.e. procurement, trainings, risk assessments, maintenance of equipment etc). 


Primary responsibilities:

  • Maintain the open laboratory in functional state for MBI research personnel
  • Procurement of service contracts and lab consumables
  • Liaise with service engineers and sales representatives for maintenance of common equipment
  • Writing and revising standard operating procedures and risk assessments for new and existing equipment or procedures
  • Coordinate and conduct trainings for users of the open lab
  • Implementation of laboratory safety procedures as directed by the facility manager with the direction of MBI Safety Committee
  • Coordinate and oversee the collection of hazardous wastes for the institute
  • Other duties as directed by the facility manager


  • A Diploma or Bachelor degree in life science or biological science
  • Prior experience (>1 year) in a biological laboratory
  • At least 2 years of laboratory management experience in either individual lab or a shared facility
  • Possess excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Organized, meticulous, able to work together in a team as well as independently
  • Prior experience in either safety management and/or knowledge of tissue culture are added advantages

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Mechanobiology Institute

Department : Wet Lab Core

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 12701