Research Assistant Position
We are looking for a Full-time Research Assistant to work in the Freshwater and Invasion Biology Laboratory. Candidate with a BSc (Honors) or equivalent and prior experience in freshwater ecology and biology is preferred. The initial contract will be for 1 year, with the possibility of an extension upon available funding and satisfactory performance to 6 months.
Under the direction of the project manager, primary roles will include:
Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail is an essential component of this position. This person must be able to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Some weekend flexibility may be required. Computer experience is desirable. This is a grant-funded position. Interested individuals are invited to send your applications that include a CV, three recommendation letters, and a cover letter to:
Assistant Professor Darren Yeo
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore,
14, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543
For more information about our research, please visit http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/lab/FW_lab/Main.htm
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
You are to provide support for fieldwork and teaching. The main duties include the following:
1. Provide research support to ensure laboratory's research goals are met.
2. Assist lecturers in preparation and setting up of laboratory classes.
3. Assist lecturers in preparation and organization of overseas field course for students.
4. To manage the research field equipment and ensuring asset/ inventory records are maintained in order.
5. Assisting in the administration and maintenance of safety in the teaching laboratories.
6. Driving assignments for staff on official business, department's visitors, conference or special events.
7. To manage a research boat and its crew.
8. Provide audio visual support for teaching and seminar support, e-learning.
- At least Polytechnic diploma with major in Biology or Biotechnology
- Relevant work experience in laboratory and fieldwork an advantage
- Possess a valid class 3 driver's licence, with minimum 1 year's driving experience
- Proficient in general MS office applications
- Proactive, meticulous, resourceful, highly motivated, initiative, a good team player and enjoy working with people
For any enquiries, please email email@example.com
You may email CV and application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to:
National University of Singapore
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
14 Science Drive 4
(Attn: Ms Lisa Lau)
Closing Date: 31/03/2014
We are looking for a Research Assistant to work in Molecular and Environmental Physiology Laboratory. Candidate with BSc (Honors) and prior experience in molecular or cell biology is preferred.
Interested individuals may send your application that includes your CV and two recommendation letters to:
Prof IP YK
Department of Biological Sciences,
National University of Singapore, Singapore, 119260.
For more information about our research, please visit: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/staff/ip.htm
Postdoctoral research fellow position
A Postdoctoral research fellow position is available immediately at the IMCB/NUS Epigenetics and Cell fates Laboratory. The laboratory is interested in developing novel tools and strategies in deriving differentiated cell types via defined factors reprogramming.
Applicants with relevant background in Stem cell biology, Haematology or related fields are invited to apply. Experience with Human ESCs differentiation and mouse works would be highly desirable. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, have passion for research and be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Ph.D. from a well-recognized institution in Stem cell biology/Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences
- Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
- Committed and able to work flexible hours
- Ability to conduct high-quality independent research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
- Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter detailing your research motivations, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references to Jonathan Loh (email@example.com). Applicants can visit the lab website to find out more (http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/jl.php).
Dr Fumio Motegi group in Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory has an immediate vacancy for an Assistant Research Officer. The group is interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying cell polarization and asymmetric cell division using the C. elegans zygote as a model system. The successful candidate will support in the development of transgenesis method of C. elegans, carry out routine molecular biology experiments, and maintain laboratory infrastructure.
Qualifications: MSc / BSc (Hon) in Biological Sciences/Biotechnology or related fields. Some skills in cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics will be advantageous. Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidates. Benefits include annual leave, medical and flexi-benefits, etc.
Interested individuals should send their application, including 1) a cover letter, 2) CV and 3) name & address of two references to: Dr. Fumio Motegi: firstname.lastname@example.org
A position for 1.5 years is open in the labs of Joanne Yew and Antónia Monteiro to study the type and spatial distribution of cuticular lipids on the wings of seasonal polyphenic Bicyclus anynana butterflies. Both sexes perform courtship in this species. Wet season males court females more avidly then dry season males, and dry season females court males more avidly that wet season females. Currently we know that B. anynana male butterflies use volatile pheromones produced in their wings to attract the opposite sex but nothing is know about the presence of pheromones in females nor about the presence of cuticular lipids in the wings of both sexes, and whether lipid composition varies with seasonal form.
The postdoctoral candidate would be involved in using mass spectrometry-based methods to perform 2-D chemical imaging and profiling of the wings of male and female butterflies from the two seasonal forms to identify the chemical composition and spatial distribution of cuticular lipids in these butterflies.
We are looking for postdoctoral candidates with experience in chemical ecology who are able to start immediately. Experience with analytical chemistry methods such as chromatographic purification, MALDI MS, and gas chromatography MS would be helpful. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For further information contact Joanne Yew at email@example.com or Antónia Monteiro at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Prudic KL, Jeon C, Cao H, Monteiro A (2011) Developmental plasticity in sexual roles of butterfly species drives mutual sexual ornamentation. Science 331: 73-75.
2. Yew JY, Dreisewerd K, Luftmann H, Muthing J, Pohlentz G, et al. (2009) A New Male Sex Pheromone and Novel Cuticular Cues for Chemical Communication in Drosophila. Curr Biol 19: 1245-1254.
3. Nieberding CM, Fischer K, Saastamoinen M, Allen CE, Wallin EA, et al. (2012) Cracking the olfactory code of a butterfly: the scent of ageing. Ecol Lett 15: 415-424.
4. Costanzo K, Monteiro A (2007) The use of chemical and visual cues in female mate choice n the butterfly Bicyclus anynana. Proc R Soc B 274: 845-851.
5. Nieberding CM, de Vos H, Schneider MV, Lassance J-M, Estramil N, et al. (2008) The male sex pheromone of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana: Towards an evolutionary analysis. PLoS ONE 3: e2751.