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    assistant research officer (18 feb 2015)

    research Assistant (17 feb 2015)

    research assistant (8 oct 2014)

    field assistant (29 sept 2014)



    ASSISTANT RESEARCH OFFICER at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

    An Assistant Research Officer (ARO) position is immediately available at the Dr. YU Fengwei’s group in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore. The group is interested in studying the mechanisms controlling neural development and pruning using Drosophila melanogaster, an excellent model organism. The successful candidate is motivated and expected to provide assistance and support for a couple of interesting projects.
    The annual salary/stipend is very competitive commensurable to the educational qualifications and working experience of the candidates.

    Interested individuals may send your application that includes your CV and three recommendation letters to:


    Yu Fengwei, PhD
    Senior Principal Investigator
    Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
    1 Research Link
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore 117604

    Research Assistant

    A research group headed by Asst. Prof. Utkur Mirsaidov in the Centre for BioImaging Science is looking for a research assistant to support projects in in situ Electron Microscopy. A successful candidate will be in charge of creating a framework for scalable algorithmic processing for heterogeneous microscopy data and he/she will apply statistical methods to experiments in nanoparticle dynamics.

    Min Requirements:
    - Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or Computer Science from reputable university.
    - Knowledgeable about the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, biophysics, and computational physics is a must.
    - Has previous experience of work in research setting or thesis project on a research topic under supervision,
    - Must be independent and motivated.

    Interested candidates can send their resume to (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted):
    Asst Prof. Utkur Mirsaidov,
    Center for BioImaging Sciences,
    National University of Singapore,
    14 Science Drive 4,
    Singapore, 117543

    Research Assistant
    Work involves the clinical care of a wide variety of animals used in research programs. Work also involves assist small and large animals surgeries procedures and performance specimens collection, mainly, for hematology and serology exams  which require a considerable degree of accuracy and manual dexterity, and the maintenance and care of laboratory specimens and materials. Employees allocated to this class must work in close association and collaboration with other professional, scientific, and technical personnel. Work is performed with considerable independence within established methods and procedures under the general supervision of an administrative superior.

    Graduation from a recognized college or university with a major in biology or a closely related field and one year of related experience; or successful completion of a college level two year Laboratory Animal Technician program/or Veterinary Technician program, and two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


        1. Makes daily rounds of all Laboratory Animal facilities; observes status of health of all animals, environmental conditions, temperature, humidity, and sanitation.
        2. Administers medicine and treatment according to prescribed instructions.
        3. Performs basic physical examination on animals; examines incoming animals to determine health status and whether or not they meet purchase request specifications.
        4. Anesthetizes and euthanatizes animals; assists veterinarian or physicians  with surgery and postmortem.
        5. Maintains clinic area and stock of pharmaceuticals.
        6. Performs field and laboratory research using animals, based upon protocol worked out by our group
        7. Operates, maintains, and cleans laboratory and research equipment; maintains laboratory and supplies, and prepares solutions and reagents.
        8. Collects specimens such as blood and urine.
        9. Observes and records vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, feed, and water intake.
        10. Conducts library searches, writes procedures and reports, and prepares charts and graphs.
        11. Maintains necessary clinical records for animals kept by the Laboratory Animal unit including animal use records
        12. Performs related work as required.
        14. Considerable knowledge of the care, breeding, and handling of a wide variety of animals.
        15. Considerable knowledge of the biology and physical characteristics of a wide variety of animals used in research and teaching.
        16. Considerable knowledge regarding the methods and materials used in animal laboratory work.
        17. Some knowledge of the day-to-day operation of the Laboratory Animal unit.
        18. Ability to recognize signs of illness or abnormality.
        19. Ability to make accurate observations.
        20. Ability to keep current, accurate, and complete records of animal and procedures
        21. Ability to observe and analyze the results of research experience.
        22. Ability to work with many professionals, paraprofessionals, caretakers, and students.
        23. Ability to be certified as a laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).


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    Field assistant in mosquito vector and dengue research

    Field sites in Singapore, mostly Geylang and at DBS
    Duties include:  inspecting water bodies for mosquito larvae, assisting with laboratory experiments on adult mosquitoes
    Employer:  SMART-CENSAM, in conjunction with DBS
    Duration:  16 hours per week, 4 months

    Enquiries: A/P  Theodore Evans,