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#SGUnitedJobs Research Fellow (Precision Medicine)

Date: 25-Dec-2021

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The NUS Resilience & Growth Research Fellow (NUS R&G-RF) will be responsible to work closely with the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of industry-linked non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery research projects and subsequent functional validation of the identified ncRNA biomarkers in a timely manner at the NUS ncRNA Core Facility. The RF is expected to be self-driven and capable of working independently to lead projects related to non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery, target validation and functional characterization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities and Duties (100%)

The RF will perform a variety of functions related to the research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) or his/her designate. The RF will be able to:

  • Perform cell and molecular biology experiments related to non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biomarker discovery research projects undertaken by the lab and subsequent functional validation of the identified ncRNA biomarkers;
  • Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures, including accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and research findings;
  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports/scientific manuscripts/literature for publication and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions;

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of guidance to lab trainees;
  • Establish, implement and maintain lab safety management system; 
  • Provide administrative support for routine lab operations, including but not limited to lab consumable/reagent procurement and lab reagent inventory management;
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


  • Hold a PhD in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines; preferably with experience in RNA research;
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge and skills in supporting various research activities;
  • Knowledge in molecular and cellular laboratory techniques, such as, molecular cloning, cell culture, nucleic acid isolation, RT-qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and Western blot are essential;
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature and attention to detail;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of programming languages like R studio, Python or Matlab


  • Four years (or more) of relevant laboratory research experience will be advantageous.


  • Self-driven, independent mature worker, who is well-organized and has the ability to multitask.
  • Possess good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Dean's Office (Medicine)

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 10058