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    research assistant (16 jun 2015)

    specialist associate (10 jun 2015)

    research assistant (5 May 2015)

    Research Positions (26 Mar 2015)

    assistant research officer (18 feb 2015)

    research Assistant (17 feb 2015)


    Research Assistant, Bioinformatics Education

    The laboratory of Professor Greg Tucker-Kellogg is inviting applications for Research Assistant in Bioinformatics Education. The successful candidate will work in a team to develop technology to improve learning outcomes in bioinformatics and computational biology. The successful candidate must possess a strong background in bioinformatics and computational biology, with an undergraduate degree, demonstrated programming experience, good communication skills, and be passionate about education.

    The specific duties of the Research Assistant include:
  • Develop scalable web applications to improve undergraduate bioinformatics education;
  • Contribute to evidence-based studies of learning technology effectiveness, including text mining and survey assessment;
  • Develop curriculum for short term (1-2 week) bioinformatics continuing education workshops;
  • Consult on student research projects in bioinformatics;

  • This appointment is a one-year contract, and may be renewed based on future grant funding and performance.

    Selection criteria
  • A Bachelor (Honors) Degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or other relevant field;
  • Demonstrated computer programming skills in R, Python, or other relevant technologies for bioinformatics training;
  • Demonstrated experience with bioinformatics and computational biology systems, including analysis of high-throughput sequencing data;
  • Strong communication skills in writing, speaking, and delivering technical presentations;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • An ability to convey information in both teaching and research in a clear, concise and interesting manner;
  • Experience in administrative processes, with high attention to accuracy and detail;

  • Closing Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015

    Applications are accepted via email only. Applicants must send a cover letter, a note addressing the selection criteria and curriculum vitae stating three references. Send all documents in one PDF.

    Reference letters will be requested only after applicants are shortlisted for interview. Send all applications to:

    Greg Tucker-Kellogg, PhD
    Department of Biological Sciences
    National University of Singapore

    Specialist Associate

    Job Purpose
    To perform as an Engine Driver on board NUS Research Vessel "Galaxea" and take charge in the operations and maintenance of the main engines, auxilliary engine and the machineries/ equipment on board the vessel.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    1)       Monitoring and carry out the planned maintenance schedule of the Main Engines, Auxiliary engine, transmission and jet propulsion system as recommended by the manufacturer requirement including simple Lub oil and filters change.
    2)         Carry out pre-sea checks on the Main Engines, Auxiliary engine, gear-box transmission system, jet propulsion system, including deck machinery (“A” Frame & winch hydraulic system).
    3)         Operate, test and maintain the marine electric system such as capstan & sea water pump
    4)         Checking and clearing of the sea chest before the starting of the main & auxiliary engine.
    5)         Checking of the fuel status and ensuring that is sufficient for the trip before proceeding to sea.
    6)         Carry out refuelling of diesel at the approved station.
    7)         Carry out ah-hoc repair on the machinery as and when the need arises.
    8)         To perform deck and other duties whilst at sea.
    9)         Ensure sufficient spares - like fuel & oil filters, and all necessary oil used on board.
    10)       Monitor the progress of repair done by termed contractor or other appointed contractors if the repair is being carried out by them.
    11)       Monitor the cleanliness and storage of the engine room and the removal of fire hazard material in the engine room.
    12)       Ensuring that the fire extinguishers are serviceable in the engine room
    13)       Ensure that the entrance of the hatch cover is not blocked at all times
    14)       Greasing of the jet drive shaft and U-joint as recommended by the manufacturer.
    15)       Ensuring that the non- essential power switches is switch off and all bilges pump is put to Auto mode before securing the boat.
    16)       As and when required to work exceeding normal working hours including on weekend and holiday.

    - GCE ‘O’ level with a NTC 3 in heavy duty diesel mechanic engineering
    - At least 2 to 3 years’ experience as a licenced engine driver
    - MPA Class 3 Engine Driver Certificate of Competency
    - MPA Port Limit Steersman Certificate of Competency

    Interested applicants to submit application package (CV, Educational Certificates and Job Application  Form) to the attention of Ms Lisa Lau at

    Research Assistant

    Looking for a full-time research assistant (RA) for a project investigating the urban ecology of bats in Singapore and the ecosystem services they provide (seed dispersal, pollination, consumption of insect pests). The RA will assist in collecting data in the field, labwork, and other tasks, under supervision. 

  • Fieldwork (including at night) at various sites in Singapore. This work will involve:
  • surveying bats (acoustic monitoring, i.e., bat detectors; capturing bats in mist nets and harp traps),
  • handling and processing bats to collect physiological and other data,
  • collecting fecal samples for dietary analysis,
  • radio telemetry to find daytime roost locations and estimate nightly home ranges,
  • collecting nocturnal insects and conducting vegetation measurements in field sites.
  • Lab and analytical work, which will involve:
  • examining diet (by fecal analysis and microscopy)
  • analysing acoustic data (to identify bats and quantify activity)
  • identifying and quantifying captured insects (microscopy)
  • home range analysis
  • Data entry, management and analysis
  • Assisting with project logistics, including but not limited to purchasing equipment and/or materials, setting up study sites, and monitoring research progress.
  • Administrative work and tasks, including office-related work
  • Assist in supervising student projects


    Italicised items in bold are mandatory, others are ideal:

  • BSc degree in life sciences, ideally ecology or biology
  • Experience conducting ecological fieldwork, especially using mist nets and handling bats.
  • Experience collecting and dealing with full-spectrum acoustic data and with radio telemetry.
  • Ability to deal with shifting work schedules (i.e., some nighttime work)
  • Valid SG driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
  • Up-to-date rabies and hepatitis B vaccinations, or willingness to obtain both
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills, especially MS Word and Excel
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including proficiency in English
  • Experience with the statistical analysis of data
  • Experience with academic writing

  • This position is available for up to three years, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Conditions may be negotiable for exceptional applicants.
    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resumé/curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three referees to both:
    Prof Theodore Evans
    Dr Joanna Coleman

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Two research positions available

    We are looking for the following researchers to join our lab to work on a project investigating the role of the secreted proteinase ADAMTS5 in cancer and angiogenesis. Our lab recently identified that ADAMTS5 is a novel angiogenesis inhibitor and suppress cancer growth in xenograft mouse models. In this project, further characterization of this proteinase and its mechanisms of action will be pursued, and its significance in human cancer investigated. Candidates with a keen interest in scientific research and a curious mind are invited to apply.

    1. Research fellow (RF, postdoctoral fellow):

    Candidate with PhD degree and prior research experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry is required. Prior experience in mouse model is a plus.

    2. Research assistant (RA):

    Candidate with BSc (Honors) or MSc degree and prior lab experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry is preferred. PhD candidate who has submitted his/her thesis and are in the transition stage for degree completion are welcome to apply.

    Successful candidates can expect a competitive salary and benefit package.  Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and full contacts of at least three referees to:

    Prof. Ruowen Ge, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 119260. Email:;

    For more information about our lab and research, please visit:
    Department of Biological Sciences faculty web:;
    Molecular Angiogenesis lab web:

    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