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Laboratory Executive (Operations and Safety)

Date: 16-Nov-2022


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The position exists to provide Operations support and Safety oversight for Central Lab Operations in CSI.


Operations Support
•    Supervisory role as Floor manager
•    Contact personnel for equipment, facilities breakdown calls and rectifications
•    Maintenance of mycoplasma room facility including monitoring of monthly reports submission
•    Scheduling of freezer defrosting and upkeep of TMS (Temperature Monitoring System) contacts
•    Maintain, allocate and upkeep of cryostorage facilities including cryostorage tanks and chest freezers
•    Upkeep of Institute assets and facilities
•    Plan, schedule and oversee roster duties
•    Provide procurement support for Central Operations team including high value purchases and timely submission of invoices for payment processing.


Safety Support
•    Deputy Safety and Health Coordinator
•    To assist with safety committee/ safety lead meetings and safety management review
•    Assist to provide safety training, safety promotion and safety drills
•    To review and update institute documents periodically
•    To maintain, update & upkeep of safety folder
•    Monitor and assist with all license application/renewal/termination
•    Schedule timely recertification of equipment covered under safety regulations
•    Conduct various document inspection on labs to ensure compliance with NUS requirement and legal requirement 
•    Arrange audit schedule and conduct internal audit for labs, to prepare institute and labs for external inspections
•    Handle safety and health related queries from the ground and follow-up thereafter
•    To assist safety team with accident/Incident investigations, filing of report and rectifications


Any Other Duties
•    Ad-hoc job duties as assigned by management


•    University degree in the relevant field
•    Ability to speak and write well in English
•    2 to 3 years work experience in a molecular biology lab
•    Previous Lab safety-related experience will be an added advantage 


•    Knowledge of: 
o    Basic principles and practices in the fields of biology, physiology and/or chemistry. 
o    Laboratory scientific resource material; laboratory equipment and its care. 
o    Government guidelines and regulations pertinent to laboratory safety and security. 
o    General rules for safe exposure and handling of chemical and biological hazards 
o    IRB, ORMC (previosly OSHE) & IACUC regulations
o    Appropriate computer operations, software and peripherals. 


•    Ability to:
o    Work cooperatively and effectively with others
o    Communicate well and empathize

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 presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Department : Research

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 17714