Research Fellow (Dept of Biochemistry)

Date: 17 Jun 2024

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 01 postdoc position with immediate effect in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.  Appointments will be made on contract basis for a duration of 3 years.

Purpose of the post

Membrane transporters regulate the transport of nutrients through cell membrane. Our previous work has shown the importance of these transporters for animal physiology (Nature, 2017, JBC 2020, Nat Comms 2021, JCI 2020). We are currently interested in studying the roles of membrane transporters for understanding the transport of metabolites from the circulation system for organ development and functions.

Main duties and responsibilities  

The postdoc candidate will lead research projects in which he or she will work with the PI to study the physiological impacts of membrane transporters in cells/animals physiology. The postdoc candidate will be able to:

  1. Independently lead research projects with experience in mouse work.
  2. Design and Perform experiments, interpret the data, and write papers.
  3. Assist with any other duties such as training junior lab members.
  4. Strong team player skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.


The applicants should hold a PhD or MD with strong interests and 0-5 years of experiences in lipid biochemistry and membrane proteins. The applicants should have at least 01-02 research articles as a first author in peer-reviewed journals before applying for the position. Open-access journals such as MDPI journals might not be eligible for consideration. Experiences should include the follows but not limited to:

  • Strong research interests in biochemistry and membrane proteins.
  • Experience in working with knockout mouse models.
  • Experience with gene expression in common cell lines and primary murine cells.
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques is preferred such as molecular cloning, protein expression/purification, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.

We offer a highly competitive research environment with state-of-the-art technology for career development. Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principal investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at


Formal application: Please submit your application including a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations) and full contacts of 3 referees to:

Dr. Long Nguyen

MD7, Department of Biochemistry,

8 Medical Drive Singapore 117597



Monthly salary range: Negotiable based on experiences

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Biochemistry

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 19329