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Laboratory Technologist/Laboratory Executive, Physiology (2-year contract)

Date: 23-Jul-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

The Role

To provide support in the Department of Physiology on Education and Lab administrative matters.

Job Description - Laboratory Technologist

  • Oversee the utilization and maintenance of designated common laboratory equipment in the Department.
  • Ensure lab members and students comply with OSHE’s lab safety requirements.
  • Support faculty members in research administration matters related to research grants, procurement, processing of goods receipt/invoices, recruitment of research staff and organizing group meetings.
  • Train students on laboratory techniques and skills. 
  • Support the preparation of practical classes and facilitate the conduct of such classes. 
  • Assist in activities related to education and examinations, such as classroom support, invigilation of assessments and exams, and exam audit.
  • Work with the administrative team and other Laboratory Technologists/Laboratory Executives in organizing academic and social activities for the Department such as workshop, symposium.

Job Description - Laboratory Executive

  • All of the above plus
  • Manage laboratory operations, including establish, review and revision of risk assessment and SOPs, materials inventory, asset management, safety training, housekeeping of safety tools in the laboratory.
  • Conduct training for laboratory and equipment safety at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Plan, coordinate, and set up practical classes in consultation with faculty members for their modules/courses.
  • Actively involve in the demonstration and facilitation of undergraduate practical classes. 
  • Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on some equipment in the laboratory.
  • Be prepared to serve as Team Lead to other Laboratory Technologists.


  • Diploma (for Laboratory Technologist)/Degree (for Laboratory Executive) in Biomedical Science or Life Science or related studies.
  • Familiarity (hands-on) with use of common laboratory equipment.
  • Familiarity with laboratory operations.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Leadership skills, especially for Laboratory Executive.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Dependable and responsible personality.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Be prepared for occasional work in the evening or on Saturday on rotational basis, for classes and invigilation duties.
  • The position to be offered would commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Physiology

Employee Referral Eligible:

Job requisition ID : 15289