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  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to develop and sustain an internationally recognised research program that will investigate the influence of the microbiome in health and disease. The studied interactions between microbe and host can be pathogenic, commensal, or beneficial in nature, and may emphasize any relevant host system. An appointment can be made at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine, with research in the fields of Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology, and Parasitology. We have a distinguished history of accomplishments in Microbiology and Immunology research and an excellent international team of researchers in a vibrant academic community. More information about the Department and Faculty can be obtained here.

    The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD (or equivalent medical degree), or MD/PhD, and an outstanding track record in research. Candidates for Assistant Professor will have strong postdoctoral records and evidence of their potential for development of an independent, cutting edge research programme. Candidates will have an interest in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor will have a successful research programme with demonstrated ability to compete for grant funding, as well as strong abilities in teaching.

    The compensation package is internationally competitive. In addition to salary, performance bonuses are payable for excellence in research, teaching and service, subject to annual review. Subject to certain criteria being met, a specialist allowance is applicable to clinically qualified appointees. The successful candidates can expect a generous startup package and first class laboratory and core facilities.

    Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names of at least 3 referees by 31 March 2017 to:

    Professor Nicholas Gascoigne, Head
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Blk MD4, Level 3, 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117545.
    Email:

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, is inviting applications for Assistant, Associate or Full Professors.

      The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine, with research in the fields of Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology, and Parasitology. Applicants working on the microbiome and/or its interaction with the immune system are particularly encouraged, but applicants with research programmes in all areas of Microbiology and Immunology are welcomed. We have a distinguished history of accomplishments in Microbiology and Immunology research and an excellent international team of researchers in a vibrant academic community. More information about the Department and Faculty can be obtained here.

      The successful candidates will have a PhD, MD (or equivalent medical degree), or MD/PhD, and an outstanding track record in research. Candidates for Assistant Professorships will have strong postdoctoral records and evidence of their potential for development of an independent, cutting edge research programme. Candidates will have an interest in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for Associate or Full Professorships will have a successful research programme with demonstrated ability to compete for grant funding, as well as strong abilities in teaching.

      The compensation package is internationally competitive. In addition to salary, performance bonuses are payable for excellence in research, teaching and service, subject to annual review. Subject to certain criteria being met, a specialist allowance is applicable to clinically qualified appointees. The successful candidates can expect a generous startup package and first class laboratory and core facilities.

      Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names of at least 3 referees by 31 March 2017 to:

      Professor Nicholas Gascoigne, Head
      Department of Microbiology and Immunology
      Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
      Blk MD4, Level 3, 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117545.
      Email:

      We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    • Research Fellow

      A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available at the laboratory of Associate Professor Tan Yee Joo, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National University of Singapore (Website: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/mbio/About-Us/Academic-Staff.html). The successful candidate will be expected to carry out projects in the area of virus-host interactions and antiviral therapy development.

      Requirements
      • PhD in Biomedical/Biological Sciences or relevant fields
      • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
      • Must be able to communicate well in English
      • Must be able to work in a team and conduct independent research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
      • Prior experience in virology, biochemistry and molecular biology is required
      • Prior experience in mouse experimentation is preferred
      • Prior experience in flow cytometry is preferred
      • Prior experience in BSL3 work is preferred

      Interested candidates are to send a detailed CV that includes work experience, education background, publication list and contact information of at least 3 references. Please email to We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Research Assistant / Associate

  • Research Assistant

    NUS Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the vacant position of a Research Assistant responsible for the maintenance of mouse colony (including work in germ-free facility) and supporting the research group in mouse based experimentation. The successful applicant will join the laboratory of the Head of Department, Professor Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne. Research in the Gascoigne lab is mainly focused on fundamental mechanisms governing T cell development, activation and immune response. The incumbent will be in daily contact with animals, and much of his/her work will involve routine tasks essential to the care and welfare of the animals.

    Daily tasks may involve
    • Perform daily checks of laboratory mice
    • Change, clean, disinfect, sterilize cages and equipment as needed
    • Work in germ-free animal facility
    • Prepare and distribute specially formulated food and water
    • Assist in handling infectious agents and administering such agents to animals
    • Take samples of animal tissue for analysis
    • Prepare genomic DNA from animal biopsies, assist with PCR based screening

    Requirements
    • Degree in Life Sciences or related field
    • Minimum two years of experience in working with laboratory animals
    • Ability to keep accurate records and perform simple mathematical calculations
    • Basic understanding of biosafety and good laboratory practices
    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

    Applications should be submitted via email to no later than 31 August 2016. Applications should include the CV, motivation letter and list of two or more contacts for reference combined in a single PDF file.

    • Research Associate

      NUS-HUJ-CREATE Programme for Inflammation Research is a partnership between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ). The programme was established by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) in 2011 under the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). The programme focuses on advancing an understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation of diseases prevalent in Asia, a field that is currently under-studied.

      Prof Emanuel Hanski’s laboratory, under the NUS-HUJ-CREATE Programme is inviting applications for a Research Associate position. The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the laboratory which offers excellent training opportunities and the possibility to further the candidate’s research career. For more information, please visit http://huj.nus.edu.sg/emanuelhanski.htm.

      Job Description
      Candidate with MSc degree and prior lab experience in microbiology and molecular biology is preferred. PhD candidate who has submitted his/her thesis and are in the transition stage for degree completion are welcome to apply. Candidate will be working in close association with a senior postdoctoral fellow on a project involving elucidation of the mechanism of virulence of group A streptococcus and exploitation of the mechanisms of action of virulence factors to control bacterial infection by the generation of appropriate host inflammatory responses. This is a contractual position that can be renewable depending on the candidate’s performance.

      Requirements
      • MSc Degree in biological or biomedical subject
      • Experience in microbiology and molecular biology is preferred
      • Experience in animal handling and instruments like FACS and fluorescence microscopy will be an added advantage
      • Highly motivated with ability to work independently
      • Willing to learn with a positive attitude in work and a good team player
      • Successful candidates will be required to help in administrative duties, including quotation generation, ordering and maintaining laboratory inventory.

      Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and full contacts of at least three referees to: Prof Emanuel Hanski and Dr Debabrata Biswas .

      Please note that only short listed candidates will be notified.

      • Research Assistant

        NUS-HUJ-CREATE Programme for Inflammation Research is a partnership between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ). The programme was established by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) in 2011 under the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). The programme focuses on advancing an understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation of diseases prevalent in Asia, a field that is currently under-studied.

        Prof Emanuel Hanski’s laboratory, under the NUS-HUJ-CREATE Programme is inviting applications for a Research Assistant position. The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the laboratory which offers excellent training opportunities and the possibility to further the candidate’s research career. For more information, please visit http://huj.nus.edu.sg/emanuelhanski.htm.

        Job Description
        Candidate with BSc or BSc (Honors) degree and prior lab experience in microbiology and molecular biology is preferred. Candidate will be working in close association with a senior postdoctoral fellow on a project involving elucidation of the mechanism of virulence of group A streptococcus and exploitation of the mechanisms of action of virulence factors to control bacterial infection by the generation of appropriate host inflammatory responses. This is a contractual position that can be renewable depending on the candidate's performance.

        Requirements
        • BSc or BSc (Honors) Degree in biological or biomedical subject
        • Experience in microbiology and molecular biology is preferred
        • Experience in animal handling and instruments like FACS and fluorescence microscopy will be an added advantage
        • Highly motivated with ability to work independently
        • Willing to learn with a positive attitude in work and a good team player
        • Successful candidates will be required to help in administrative duties, including quotation generation, ordering and maintaining laboratory inventory.

        Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and full contacts of at least three referees to: Prof Emanuel Hanski and Dr Debabrata Biswas .

        Please note that only short listed candidates will be notified.


      Laboratory Technologist / Executive / Manager

      • Laboratory Technologist

        A/Prof Lu's lab is inviting applications for a Laboratory Technologist. The successful application will be responsible for the smooth flow of administrative, technical and basic scientific operations in the PI’s laboratory. In addition, the incumbent will be involved in laboratory-based tasks, maintenance of laboratory safety and involved in supportive role for practical classes for teaching purposes in the Department.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Mainly assist in laboratory-based tasks in biological and life sciences research
        • Procure supplies and equipment for the laboratory
        • Maintenance and service of lab equipment
        • Assist lab members in research projects
        • Provide lab support (in routine work, protocols, buffers and solutions)
        • Care of tissue culture/ primary cells and/or mice
        • Assist in practical classes for teaching purposes in the Department
        • Any other assignments

        Requirements:

        • Diploma or degree in life sciences or related field
        • Minimum three years of work experience in lab environment
        • Basic understanding of biosafety and good laboratory practices
        • Experience with animal work is required
        • The ability to perform flow cytometry analysis is preferred
        • Highly motivated and willing to learn
        • Good verbal and written communication skills in English

        Interested candidates are to send a detailed CV and full contacts of at least 3 references to
        .

        We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

      • Safety Lab Technologist

        The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is inviting applications for the position of Safety Lab Technologist.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Laboratory and building safety management
        • Conduct laboratory safety audits/inspections independently and to submit reports
        • Coordinate Principal Investigators’ lab certification/surveillance audit
        • Involvement in safety projects for safety competitions
        • Biological and chemical hazardous waste disposal management
        • Write/update SOPs and RAs for departmental equipment and shared facilities
        • Provide updates for department safety website and notice bulletin boards
        • Involve in student practical classes

        Applicants should have the following qualifications:

        • Degree in Science or related field
        • Minimum three years of relevant work experience in Safety
        • Good knowledge of lab and building safety (including biological, chemical and fire safety)
        • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

        Interested candidates are to send a detailed CV and full contacts of at least 3 references to
        . Please quote "LT Safety" in your email subject header.

        We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • No vacancy at the moment.