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Research Assistant, Gut microbiome & Health [LKCMedicine]
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A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Kazuyuki Kasahara at the Novena campus of the LKCMedicine. Gut microbiota influences many areas of human health from immunity to energy metabolism and host physiology. The goal of our research group is to understand how bacterial metabolism, diet-microbe, and microbe-microbe interactions influence cardiometabolic disease (CMD). We will address the research question through a combination of experimental approaches including anaerobic bacterial physiology studies, metagenomics, and deep phenotypic characterization of mouse models of CMD.

The RA will work with the research team on the planning and execution of projects undertaken by the lab. The RA will also be handling the procurement and safety to support laboratory research needs.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Participate and contribute to research project, involving microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology.
  • Procurement and lab administration
  • Support students / staff on projects
  • Maintain good records for lab and admin works
  • Support laboratory research needs

  • Self-motivated and well-organized with good communication and technical skills. Candidates are expected to engage in frequent communication with individuals both within and outside of LKC.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent in Life Sciences, Biology or related fields.
  • Previous research experience is strongly preferred.
  • Relevant experience in microbiology techniques such as bacterial culture is desired.
  • Relevant experience in handling mice and proficiency in colony management is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Prepared to undertake research administration tasks, including procurement, maintain lab SOPs, etc.
  • Recent graduates with the right aptitude will be considered.

Hiring Institution: LKC
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