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Laboratory Executive, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Date: 27-Nov-2022


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


Laboratory Executive (animal work) at Dr. Takaomi Sanda’s lab


a) Laboratory tasks: 50%
•    To maintain animal (mouse and zebrafish) colonies, including breeding and genotyping procedures.
•    To create transgenic and knockout animal models (mouse and zebrafish).
•    To perform xenograft studies using animal models (mouse and zebrafish).
•    To monitor health status and phenotypes (e,g, tumor development, hematopoietic phenotypes).
•    To isolate tissues (e.g., bone marrow, thymus, spleen) from the animals.  
•    To harvest cells, protein, RNA or DNA from animal tissues, cell lines or bacteria.
•    To analyze the cells by flowcytometry.
•    To perform experiments including PCR, immunoprecipitation and Western blot.


b) Administrative tasks: 30%
•    To maintain a systematic and proper record of animals, including annual reports.
•    To liaise with the core facilities, committees and the administrative office to assist research.
•    To be responsible for purchasing necessary chemicals, reagents and equipment as required by the lab or project.
•    To liaise with the vendors to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies.


c) Laboratory safety: 20%
•    To serve as a safety lead in the laboratory.
•    To create and review standard operating procedures and risk assessments.
•    Responsible for the general cleanliness of the lab and core facility.
•    To assemble reagents, chemicals and media that are needed for experiments.


Applications should include full curriculum vitae and indicate the names of at least 2 referees.


•    University degree (biology, biomedical science, biotechnology or related area).
•    Ability to speak and write well in English.
•    Prior experience working with animal model (mouse and/or zebrafish) is required.
•    Knowledge of: 1) basic principles and practices in the fields of biology, 2) principles, techniques and terminology used in biology, 3) principles, techniques and terminology used in animal studies.
•    Appropriate computer operations, software and peripherals, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

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