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Research Fellow (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore)

Date: 18-May-2023


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The mission of Cancer Science Institute (National University of Singapore) is to better understand the causes of human cancer across Asia, and thereby improve its detection, treatment, and prevention. Our outstanding researchers and exceptional facilities create an energetic environment for ground-breaking science and world-class training.

A Research Fellow position is available immediately in Dr Sriram’s research group. His research involves studying the novel mechanisms of replication stress and genome instability in cancers.

You may refer to for more information on Dr Sriram’s research.


Interested applicants should include the following documents in the job application

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  2. Summary of past research experience

  3. Description of long-term plans

  4. At least 2 referees including their name, contact information (email) and relationship to applicant

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establish sequencing based assays to study DNA damage and replication stress.

  2. Perform experiments involving bench work and tissue culture.

  3. Analyse experiment data and interpret results properly.

  4. Present research findings at lab meetings and seminars.

  5. Contribute to collaborative projects.

  6. Take a lead role in wet-lab management.


  1. PhD in Cancer Biology or related area.

  2. Expertise in Cancer Biology and Cancer Genomics preferred.

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

  4. Experience with various sequencing and other genomic techniques, and/or CRISPR genome editing is highly desirable.

  5. Excellent skills to communicate in written and spoken English.

Covid-19 Message

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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.