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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

      Inviting applications for a full-time Research Fellow position (Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting around July 2018) in the laboratory of Assistant Professor John Chen at the National University of Singapore. The Chen Lab is located in the Department of Microbiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The successful candidate will join a research program that studies the molecular basis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis. The current interests of the lab are focused on bacteriophages, pathogenicity islands, and other mobile genetic elements.

      Requirements
      • PhD degree in Microbiology or Life Sciences
      • Strong graduate publication record
      • Expertise in molecular biology, bacteriology and microbial genetics
      • Must be able to communicate well in English

      Additonal
      • Expertise in phage biology
      • Expertise in protein work
      • Expertise in host-pathogen interactions
      • Expertise in cell biology (cell culture)
      • Expertise in animal work (mouse experimentation)

      Responsibilities
      • Lead semi-independent to independent research projects
      • Assist with the mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students
      • Provide detailed and coherent documentation of research results
      • Provide regular reports on research results
      • Participate in manuscript preparation
      Interested candidates please submit a detailed curriculum vitae and the contact information of 3 references to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • Research Fellow

      Two Research Fellow positions are available in the laboratory of A/P Alonso, Immunology programme. The RFs will study the factors involved in the in vitro and in vivo fitness and virulence of Dengue virus (DENV). They will also develop a mouse model of dengue infection via mosquito bite. The candidates should have a PhD degree in Life Sciences with strong expertise in virology (in vitro culture of viruses), cell biology (mammalian cell culture), molecular biology (cloning) and animal (mice) work. The RFs will work in a dynamic and friendly environment with cutting-edge equipments and resources.

      Please email your application to We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

    • Research Fellow

      A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available at the laboratory of Associate Professor Paul MacAry, 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 join a team of experienced scientists / clinicians on a project aimed at defining the human antibody repertoire for Hepatitis B virus.

      Applicants with a PhD in Life Sciences and relevant experience in Immunology, Virology or Molecular Biology are preferred. The successful candidate will be offered a one year contract with the possibility of extension for up to 5 years and a competitive salary. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience. Please email to We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

    • 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 Fellow

      A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available at the laboratory of Associate Professor Sylvie Alonso, 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 vaccine development against pathogenic viruses.

      Requirements
      • PhD degree in Life Sciences
      • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
      • Must have expertise in Virology (in vitro culture of viruses)
      • Must have expertise in Immunology (FACS, ELISA)
      • Must have expertise in Cell biology (mammalian cell culture)
      • Must have expertise in doing animal work (mouse experimentation)
      • Must be able to communicate well in English

      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

      A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of A/Prof Sylvie Alonso, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine at NUS to work on a research project to study viral pathogenesis.

      Requirements

      • Bachelor with honors degree in Life Sciences. Experience in virology, cell biology, molecular biology and/or animal work is preferred
      • Excellent bench skills
      • Highly motivated
      • Team player
      • Strong organizational skills

      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: A/Prof Sylvie Alonso - . 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 candidate’s performance.

      Requirements

      • BSc or BSc (Honors) Degree in biological or biomedical subjects
      • 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/li>
      • 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

      A research assistant position is immediately available in the laboratory of Professor Tan Yee Joo (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.

      Requirements

      • At least a Bachelor's degree (preferably with honours) in Biomedical Sciences or related fields
      • Must be able to communicate well in English
      • Research experience in virology and/or cell biology is preferred
      • Prior experience in mouse experimentation is preferred
      • Willing to work with virus and mouse model
      • Able to assist in laboratory administrative and management tasks including procurement and safety issues
      • Able to work in a team and conduct independent research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills

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

    • Research Assistant

      A research assistant position is immediately available at the laboratory of Assistant Professor (Chris) Sham Lok To, 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 bacterial cell envelope biogenesis and antibiotics development.

      Requirements

      • BSc or BSc (Honors) Degree in biological or biomedical subject
      • Prior experience in microbiology and molecular biology is preferred
      • Must be able to communicate well in English
      • 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

      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 Dr. Chris Sham . We regret that only shortlisted applicants 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.

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