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Research Fellow (NUSMed PDF)

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Synthetic Biology Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fredens Lab

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position in the Synthetic Biology Translational Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be on a 1-year contract in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. Fresh PhD holders are encouraged to apply.


Purpose of the post

The Research Fellow will be working with Asst. Prof. Julius Fredens and a team of researchers. The research project falls within the field of applied synthetic biology and focuses on genome engineering in phage, phage display, and directed evolution.



Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Fellow is expected to:

(1) Manage a research project, design and execute experiments, assimilate and interpret results;

(2) Solve scientific problems, think independently, and suggest creative solutions;

(3) Write papers together with the PI for publication in high-impact journals;

(4) Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.


The applicant should:

(a) Hold a PhD degree in molecular biology or a related field;

(b) Have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in molecular biology. Experience with microbiology, bacteriophages, and bioengineering is favourable;

(c) Have a strong record of publications in international journals;

(d) Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature, and be attentive to details;

(e) Be passionate about science, self-motivated, naturally take ownership of assignments, and proactively propose solutions to arising issues.

More Information

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) by 31 August 2021 


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.