Research Assistant / Research Assistant (Senior) (Code: OR/NBD/ZSC1) - 00B1X

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Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Job Description

The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) Programme is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.

A Research Assistant position is available and the successful candidate will be expected to perform experiments involving research in ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of the research is to genetically modify human stem cells and differentiate them into functionally specialised neural cells for studying disease processes and therapeutic development. The main duties will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Perform molecular cloning of human stem cells and their derivatives
  • Culture, maintenance and characterisation of human stem cell lines.
  • Differentiation of the stem cells into neural cells and subsequent cellular and molecular characterisation.
  • Assist with animal surgery and characterisation of animal tissues.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies, equipment and instruments.
  • Book-keeping of research data and standard operating procedures.
  • Collaborate with other investigators in research projects.


Job Requirements

  • Degree in Science or related disciplines.
  • Prior experience in biological sciences, particularly molecular cloning and/or cell culture.
  • Effective organisational and interpersonal communication with strong writing and presentation skills.
  • A strong team player who is open-minded, energetic, highly motivated and can work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team and diverse workforce.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.