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Senior Laboratory Executive (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


This position exists to manage and operate the next-generation sequencing core facility (i.e., Genomics Bench), to oversight, and provide day to day administrative support of the GeDAC on matters pertaining to organisational infrastructure, liaison between the GeDAC divisions/sections, business/budget, and reports/updates.

Duties & Responsibilities


a) Research: 

- to carry out assigned experiments including culturing cell lines, nucleic acids extraction, PCR, and other related protocols

- Prepare sequencing libraries, perform quality assessment and sequencing runs

- to organise, preserve and present the results of the experiments in a logical manner

- to properly and systematically record all experiments that have been assigned and their results, ensuring proper documentation of experiments and sequencing runs

- to analyse and plan further experiments under guidance including troubleshooting of experiments and sequencing runs

- to assist in supervising, training and guiding attachment/undergraduate students where required


b) Laboratory:

- to ensure that lab consumables required for experiments are adequately stocked

- responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of equipment through regular checks

- required to assemble reagents, chemicals and media that are needed for experiments

- to ensure that standard operating procedures and safety regulations are followed

- assist to ensure the general cleanliness of the lab

Duties & Responsibilities


c) Administrative duties:

Finance, Budget & Pricing Support

- Assemble annual pricing for services with projected income targets

- Draw up annual budget of the Facility for co-Heads approval

- Maintain detailed and accurate records for audits as needed to ensure accuracy and maintain compliance

- Plan and ensure the needs and requirements of the team including assistance in billings, procurement, and maintenace of consumables inventory

- Maintain a systematic and proper record of all purchases

- Liaising between the vendors and the administrative office to ensure proper purchase requisitions, goods delivery and prompt payment of supplies



- Assist in recruitment of new staff from drafting job descriptions/recruitment requests to shortlisting and interview process

- Onboarding of new staff including ensuring assignment of space, equipment, etc as required 

- Induction/orientation of new staff into the team and training where necessary, is provided.

- Assist in annual appraisal exercise where required



- Assist co-Heads to plan outreach/training programmes, workshops for the facility, and regularly scheduled journal clubs, 

- Effective marketing including facility webpages, roadshows, etc to encourage scientists to use the Facility 


Communications & Service

- Assist co-Heads to communicate and liaise with the specialised and trained core facility teams to provide effective customer service and management of projects undertaken

- Partner with Principal Investigators where necessary to assist to establish project needs, measure progress and address issues that arise



Master’s or Ph.D. on molecular biology, genetics, or related fields

• At least 1 year of experience working in molecular biology laboratory

• Hands-on laboratory experience with cell culture, extraction of nucleic acids, PCR, and other related protocols

• Meticulous and organized

• Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and spoken English



• Experience with chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq), library preparation

• Knowledge on Next-Generation Sequencing

• Experience with staff supervision