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Research Assistant (Culturomics of Anaerobic Bacteria)

Date: 18-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) is recruiting a full-time Research Assistant to work under the supervision of A/Prof. Yann Felix Boucher

Job description:

  • Daily lab management tasks such as inventory of supplies and samples, preparing culture media and solutions, autoclaving materials, ordering supplies and maintaining bacterial cultures and stocks
  • Operate and maintain an anaerobic culture chamber
  • Perform molecular biology and microbiology experiments as directed
  • Manage metagenome and isolate databases
  • To perform other related duties, incidental to the work described herein.
  • Laboratory work will take place at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine on the main NUS campus


  • A B.Sc. in Microbiology or related field
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Basic Molecular Biology skills (PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequencing)
  • Experience in bacterial culturing
  • Experience with anaerobic microbes an asset
  • Highly organized and able to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgement, and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

Applicants should include the following documents in their application:

  1. Cover letter highlighting relevant experience and career goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae, containing details of three named referees
  3. A complete NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants (the form is available at NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants)

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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 : Medicine

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 15273