Research Associate/ Assistant (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 12 Jun 2024


Company: National University of Singapore

About Us

The Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) was officially launched on 15 October 2008. CSI Singapore aims to position Singapore as a global-leader in the field of Biomedical Sciences. It is dedicated to conducting a multifaceted and coordinated approach to cancer research, extending from basic cancer studies all the way to experimental therapeutics and in so doing improve cancer treatment.


CSI Singapore is a state-of-the-art university research institute affiliated with, and hosted at the National University of Singapore. In 2008, it was awarded a $172 million "Research Centre of Excellence" grant, one of only five in Singapore, by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education.


Home to world-renowned scientists and awardees of Singapore's prestigious talent development program, the STaR Investigators, CSI Singapore endeavors to revolutionize the landscape of biomedical research and position Singapore as a global leader.


The vision is to bring CSI Singapore to the forefront of cancer biology and treatment in Asia and the world — to be the major centre for cancer studies in Asia with a global presence.


More information available on CSI's website

Job Description

A Research Associate/ Assistant position is available at Dr Sriram SRIDHARAN's lab. This position will support and work closely with other lab members in the collection of data and information through lab studies, surveys, and other means. A key element in this role is adhering to procedures and protocols provided by primary researchers. Success in this role is demonstrated by the successful and timely completion of all research and documents.


Technical Skills


  1. Establish new cell line models.

  2. Perform experiments involving bench work, tissue culture and genotyping.

  3. Assisting to develop and carry out experiments as tasked.

  4. Performs experiments, analyse and interpret scientific data independently.

  5. Maintenance of laboratory inventory and administration (including ordering and budgeting).


Soft Skills

  1. Able to multi-task, well organized, and acquire good time management skills

  2. Cooperate in maintaining and planning for the needs of the lab team as well as to meet administrative duties that are assigned.

  3. Communicates clearly and effectively in written and oral scientific presentations



  •  Masters/ Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills and good team spirit.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Outstanding organizational skills.

  • Willingness to learn new techniques and/or biology as needed.

  • Strong background and working knowledge of basic molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as cell culture, cloning, real-time PCR and western blotting

  • Preferred: Experience with various sequencing and other genomic techniques, and/or CRISPR genome editing is desirable but not necessary.