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Research Fellow (Drug Discovery & Optimization Platform)

Date: 10-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Fellow position in the Drug Discovery & Optimization Platform (DDOP), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. DDOP focuses on drug screening technology development, molecule chemical modification and optimization, and drug screening services. Appointments will be made on a ONE YEAR contract basis, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

The Research Fellow (RF) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the DDOP Director to ensure the successful completion of the proposed activities on time.

Main duties and responsibilities

The RF is expected to:

  1. design and conduct in-vitro cell culture screening assays
  2. develop in-vivo animal models for drug screening
  3. design and conduct biochemical and molecular biological assays
  4. design and optimize molecule chemical modifications
  5. support good laboratory management


The applicant should:

  1. have a PhD degree in the areas of biomedical science or medicinal chemistry  
  2. be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature and attention to details
  3. have knowledge of computer applications, e.g. SPSS, MS office, PowerPoint and chemical drawing
  4. have research expertise in biomedical and chemical experimental techniques


Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations) and full contacts of 3 referees to this job portal.

We regret that 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 : Pharmacology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 16467