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Research Assistant (Centre for Life Sciences - Neurobiology Program)

Date: 08-Jun-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for research assistant position in the Polepalli lab at the Centre for Life Sciences - Neurobiology Program and the Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.  Appointments will be made on a 1-yr contract basis, with the possibility of an extension.

Purpose of the post

The appointee will be a research assistant who will conduct research in neuroscience a focus on elucidating the synaptic and circuit mechanisms that mediate memory-guided behaviours. This position could potentially be converted to a part-time PhD position.

Main duties and responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate who will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project and is expected to perform rodent survival surgeries, molecular biology assays and rodent behaviour.  


The applicant should:

  1. Have a bachelor or a master degree (or expect to graduate in the next 2-3 months)
  2. Have a proven track record of research (preferably in neuroscience, psychology or a related field)



Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by

1. CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees), and

2. Cover letter with statement of interest


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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 : Anatomy

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 15076