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    Research Positions (26 Mar 2015)

    Specialist associate (5 mar 2015)

    executive (4 Mar 2015)

    assistant research officer (18 feb 2015)

    research Assistant (17 feb 2015)

    research assistant (8 oct 2014)

    field assistant (29 sept 2014)



    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:

    Position: Specialist Associate
    Department: Biological Sciences
    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 by Friday, 27 March 2015.


    The successful candidate will administer HR matters and handle personnel and confidential matters for the Head of Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities

     Recruitment and employment matters for research staff appointments and maintaining staff database
    - Recruitment and employment matters for adjunct staff appointments
    - Recruitment and employment matters for casual staff appointments
    - Administer Promotion and Tenure of Faculty Members
    - Administer Annual Review of Research staff under grants
    - Advise on HR matters for the abovementioned staff categories
    - Administrator for Consultation Work
    - Provide support to HoD on department-related confidential matters.
    - Provide secretariat support for department Exco meetings.
    - Attend to staff enquiries for Shared Services related matters
    - Collation of documents for Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards
    - Collation of FoS peer review requests and initiate the online peer review
    - Other ad-hoc projects and duties as assigned


    - At least a Bachelor’s degree.
    - Proficient in general MS office applications.
    - Good planning and organizational skills, a team player with good interpersonal skills.
    - Willing to learn with a positive attitude.
    - Mature, meticulous, resourceful, initiative and highly motivated.   
    - Possess a positive work attitude and responsive and adaptive to changes;
    - Experience and qualifications in HR would be an advantage
    - Familiarity with hiring, human resources management, employment law would be an advantage

    Click to download Application Form.
    Interested applicants to send the application to Ms Lisa Lau (email: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    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,