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Laboratory Executive, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

A fulltime Laboratory Executive in Assoc Prof Takaomi Sanda's lab will be available from February 2021:

a) Research tasks: 40%
- to maintain zebrafish colonies including breeding and genotyping. 
- to create transgenic and knockout zebrafish models, and perform xenograft studies.
- to perform tumor monitoring study and mutagenesis screening.
- to isolate tissues from the animals and analyze by flowcytometry.
- to harvest cells, protein, RNA or DNA from animal tissues, cell lines or bacteria.
- 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: 30%
- 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.

 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


  • University degree (bilogy, biomedical science, biotechnology or related area).
  • Ability to speak and write well in English.
  • Prior experience working with zebrafish model is necessary.
  • 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.