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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 (NUSMed PDF Programme)

    • Research Fellow

      A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in Assistant Professor Chris Sham’s laboratory. This position is under the scheme of NUSMed postdoctoral fellowship (NUSMed PDF). The candidate will join the team to investigate topics related to biofilm formation and capsule synthesis in the human respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. This project is in collaboration with A/P Vincent Chow and other eminent clinical scientists. The successful candidate will enjoy a vibrant research environment and the state-of-the-art facilities housed in both laboratories as well as the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

      Requirements
      • Ph.D. in Microbiology or related fields
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
      • Highly motivated, self-driven, and independent
      • Interested in science and be able to work well in a team
      • Prior experience with next-generation sequencing, animal studies, molecular biology, and/or bacteriology preferred

      A competitive compensation package will be provided based on experience and the track record. Interested candidates please submit a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references to Dr. Chris Sham . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    • Research Fellow

      A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Assistant Professor Chris Sham’s laboratory. The candidate will join the team to investigate topics related to capsule biogenesis in the human respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. The successful candidate will enjoy a vibrant research environment and the state-of-the-art facilities housed in the laboratory as well as the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

      Requirements
      • Ph.D. in Microbiology or related fields
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
      • Highly motivated, self-driven, and independent
      • Interested in science and be able to work well in a team
      • Prior experience with next-generation sequencing, animal studies, molecular biology, and/or bacteriology preferred

      A competitive compensation package will be provided based on experience and the track record. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references to Dr. Chris Sham, . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • Research Fellow

      A RF position is available in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine at NUS to work on a research project that aims to further understand the mechanisms involved in Enterovirus 71 neurovirulence.

      Requirements
      • PhD in Life Sciences with relevant experience in virology, cell biology and /or neurosciences
      • Highly motivated, self-driven individual with an inquisitive mind
      • Team player
      • Strong organizational and management skills
      • Excellent oral and writing skills in English

      Interested applicants, please send a detailed resume with names of three references to A/Prof Sylvie Alonso, . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • Research Fellow

      NUS-HUJ-CREATE Program for inflammation research is a joint partnership between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ). The programme was established by the National Research Foundation (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.

      Prof Ehud Razin’s laboratory under the NUS-HUJ-CREATE programme is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position. Successful candidate will be a full time member of the laboratory which offers excellent training opportunities and the possibility to work independently in a multi-cultural laboratory. Candidate will be assigned with a project that deals with intracellular signal transduction in various tissues.

      Requirements
      • PhD in Biology (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology)
      • Experience in molecular biology
      • Experience in cell culture
      • Willingness to work with animals
      • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently

      Interested applicants, please send a detailed resume with names of three references to Prof Razin, . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • Research Fellow

      The Laboratory of Molecular RNA Virology and Antiviral Strategies (MARVAS) is hosted in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. MARVAS specializes in translational antiviral research developments for human enteroviruses and mosquito-borne viruses (Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses). You will have the opportunity to be familiar with molecular virology as well as high content screening technologies for antiviral drug discovery and translational antiviral strategies development.

      Responsibilities
      • Conceiving, planning, and performing cutting-edge research using molecular biology, virology and proteomics approaches for antiviral strategies developments
      • Perform antiviral research with murine models of infection
      • Supervision of graduate or undergraduate students

      Requirements
      • PhD in Virology or Molecular Biology
      • Highly motivated individual with an inquisitive mind
      • Prior experience in NGS, molecular virology, reverse genetics for creating infectious virus clones, murine model of virus infection or working in BSL3 environment are preferred

      Interested candidates, please send a detailed CV that includes work experience, education background and contact information of at least 3 references to A/Prof Justin Chu, . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • 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

      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 (12 months contract)

      A research assistant position is available for a motivated candidate to support a project on bacteriophage genetic engineering in laboratory of Erythrocytic Immunobiology (Dr. Benoit MALLERET, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. There will be an opportunity for the RA to pursue a part-time MSc/ PhD.

      Responsibilities
      • Conducting experimental work on defined projects
      • Processing, analyzing and reporting data effectively and in a timely manner
      • Keeping track of and maintaining inventory and stocks
      • Purchasing of lab-related supplies
      Requirements
      • Diploma or degree in a Life Sciences-related discipline is required
      • 1 year of experience in working under BSL-2 biosafety conditions are strongly preferred
      • Experience in bacteriophage work would be a major plus
      • Experience in bacterial cell cultures is desired
      • Experience in molecular biology and genetic engineering is preferred
      • Ability to work under minimal supervision
      • Well organized and excellent record keeping skills

      Interested candidates please submit a detailed curriculum vitae and the contact information of 3 references to Dr. Benoit Malleret . Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    • Research Assistant

      A Research Assistant position is available in Assoc Prof Liu Haiyan’s laboratory. The current research program involves immune regulation in the tumour microenvironment and novel therapeutic strategies to improve tumour immunotherapy. The research activities combine technologies in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and virology. Both in vitro cell culture system and animal models are used to address the important scientific questions. Therapeutic regimens for tumour immunotherapy will be tested in pre-clinical settings and future translational development will be pursued.

      Responsibilities
      • Conceiving, planning and performing research using molecular biology and immunology approaches
      • Perform mechanistic study with murine tumour models
      • Analyse data and present research results in seminars and scientific meetings
      • Assist in training of undergraduate students
      Requirements
      • BSc Degree in biological sciences related areas and at least 3 years of research experience in an immunology lab
      • Highly motivated individual with the ability to learn
      • Strong organizational and management skills
      • Prior experience in molecular biology, flow cytometry and animal studies is required
      • Research experience with murine tumour models and functional studies of immune cells, is preferred

      Interested applicants are welcome to submit a detailed resume, support documents and contact information to A/Prof Liu Haiyan. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

    • Research Assistant

      Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine invites qualified candidates or the post of Research Assistant for Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) Core Facility. The BSL-3 Core Facility is the largest research-focused biocontainment facility in Singapore. The facility supports research and diagnostic work involving a range of risk group 3 pathogens. The successful candidate will be assigned to support bacteria and virus BSL-3 research activities including animal experimental work after providing training in both BSL-3 laboratory routine work practices and emergency response SOPs. The successful candidate will be required to help in administrative duties, including quotation generation, ordering laboratory consumable, maintaining laboratory inventory, writing SOPs, laboratory safety issues, etc.

      Requirements
      • Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Sciences/Life Sciences or equivalent degree
      • At least 2 years experiences working in BSL-2 or animal BSL-2 laboratory/ laboratories
      • Experience in virus/bacteria related lab work, basic molecular biology, and cellular biology techniques
      • Experience in animal handling and instruments like flow cytometry and histopathology equipment will be an added advantage
      • Ability to speak and write well in English
      • A positive attitude with a good team player
      • Excellent interpersonal communications (oral and written) skills with attention to details
      • Highly motivated with willing to learn new techniques/software, etc
      • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection equipment for long time

      Applications should include full curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and contact numbers of 3 professional references. Please send applications to Dr Mok Chee Keng at . We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

    • Research Assistant

      The Laboratory of Molecular RNA Virology and Antiviral Strategies (MARVAS) is hosted in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. MARVAS specializes in translational antiviral research developments for human enteroviruses and mosquito-borne viruses (Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses). You will have the opportunity to be familiar with molecular virology as well as high content screening technologies for antiviral drug discovery and translational antiviral strategies development.

      Responsibilities
      • Performing cutting-edge research using molecular biology, virology and proteomics approaches for antiviral strategies developments
      • Perform antiviral research with murine models of infection
      • Laboratory management
      • Supervision of graduate or undergraduate students

      Requirements
      • BSc with Honours in Life Sciences or equivalent
      • Highly motivated individual with an inquisitive mind
      • Prior experience in NGS, molecular virology, reverse genetics for creating infectious virus clones, murine model of virus infection or working in BSL3 environment are preferred

      Interested candidates, please send a detailed CV that includes work experience, education background and contact information of at least 3 references to A/Prof Justin Chu, . 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.


    Laboratory Technologist / Executive / Manager

    • No vacancy at this moment