Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - CO - Medicine

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE| Date Posted: 20-Aug-2019
Job Nature:
Permanent
Position Level:
Experienced, Manager

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Catherine ONG, Department of Medicine
 

The Infectious Diseases Translational Research Laboratory at the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is looking for highly motivated and well-qualified candidates for the post of Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow for a duration of 2 years with a view to extension to work on Biomarkers and host-pathogen interactions in TB.  Details of the lab is here: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/medi/catonglab/

Requirements

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Fellows/Postdoctoral Fellows will be involved in M. tuberculosis infection cellular models, processing of clinical/patient samples, and associated readouts including molecular biology including RNAseq, bioinformatics and biostatistics.   The person will lead in the day-to day running of experiments in the Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) and BSL3 setting, and is expected to work independently, in coordination with other team members in the laboratory, as well as our clinical colleagues in drafting protocols and ethics.  Work with M. tuberculosis is expected in a BSL3 setting.  BSL3 experience would be advantageous but not a requirement.   Each candidate is expected to work independently, in coordination with team members in the laboratory together with our clinical collaborators.

 

Qualifications  

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD degree in life science
  • Experience in molecular biology and cellular work is compulsory
  • Skills in RNAseq and bioinformatics will be a bonus
  • Ability to help mentor, supervise and train junior staff members and students
  • A proven track record of outstanding written, oral presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent skills in project management
  • Ability to work on grant proposals including writing, meeting with collaborators, and reviewing proposal opportunities