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Research Fellow (Innate Immunity and Cell Death Signalling)

Date: 09-Mar-2023

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

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to join the laboratory of Assistant Professor Kaiwen Chen at the National University of Singapore (NUS). This project aims to characterise the mechanisms by which lytic cell death drives host defence against intracellular pathogens (e.g., Shigella and influenza). The successful candidate will characterise a novel CRISPR knock-in mouse and receive high quality training in myeloid cell biology, biochemistry, and infection biology. For more information on our lab, please visit


Our ideal candidate

  • PhD in Immunology, virology, or bacteriology
  • Published at least 1 first author research article
  • Experience in innate immunity, cell death signalling or microbiology
  • Experience in microscopy and animal handling will be a plus
  • Able to design and conduct experiments independently

Terms of appointment

This is a 2-year funded project. Salary package is dependent on experience and qualification.

How to apply

Please email your application including CV and cover letter with contact details of at least 2 referees to Assistant Professor Kaiwen Chen -

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.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology And Immunology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 18564