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Research Assistant (Dept of Microbiology & Immunology)

Date: 11-Mar-2023

Location: YONG LOO LIN SCH OF MEDICINE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Molecular RNA Virology and Antiviral Strategies (MARVAS) which is hosted in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases Translational Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. MARVAS specialises in translational antiviral research developments for human enteroviruses, mosquito-borne viruses (Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses) and SARS CoV-2. You will have the opportunity to be familiar with molecular virology as well as high content screening technologies for antiviral drug discovery and translational antiviral strategies development. Appointments will be made on a one-year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.


Purpose of the post

The Research Assistant (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the research projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will work with other researchers in MARVAS on research projects for antiviral development and will be accountable to the Principal Investigator (PI). The RA will be able to:

  1. Oversee the general management of the project;
  2. Undertake the day-to-day running of the research projects;
  3. Conduct literature searches, analyse data as well as to assist in preparing both progress and final reports of the project;
  4. Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with policies and procedures; and
  5. Assist with any other duties of a similar nature that are delegated by the PI.


The applicant should:

  1. Have a BSc with Honours in Life Sciences or equivalent;
  2. Be highly motivated with an inquisitive mind; and
  3. Prior experience in drug discovery, NGS, molecular virology or murine model of virus infection is preferred.


Remuneration will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Ms Lee Chai Ling at

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 three (3) referees) to this job portal.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology And Immunology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18054