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  • Area: Microbiome

    Type of Candidate: Basic and Clinical Scientist (Asst Prof / Assoc Prof / Prof).

    Requirements:

    • A Senior Principal Investigator at Professor level with Basic Science expertise in Microbiome; or
    • A Scientist to be recruited at Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a good research track record in Microbiome; or
    • A Clinician Scientist with research experience and interest in Microbiome.

    Selected candidates will be expected to develop a research programme actively collaborating with other established research programmes in NUS Medicine such as the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic programmes. The Microbiome programme furthers investigation into the influence of microbiome in health and disease, to discover, control and direct the behaviour of microbial communities for medical and health applications.

    Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names of at least 3 referees by 31 August 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 strategies.

      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
      • Must have experience in handling different types of cell lines
      • Prior experience in virology and molecular biology is required
      • Prior experience in mouse experimentation 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

        • 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.