Employment as Research Assistant/Research Associate (N2CR, NUS) with NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated research associate to assist in the development and maintenance of cell lines at the NUS Center for Cancer Research (N2CR) under the Tissue Specific Carcinogenesis (TSC) theme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform preparation and development of clinical cell lines
  • Assist and provide support in research projects using patient-derived organoids (PDO)
  • Assist with clinical specimen procurement, quality control, method development, process improvement, standards and competency/skills training schedules.
  • Preparation of chemical stock solutions and reagents necessary for cell culture.
  • Performs laboratory maintenance tasks, organizes and tracks expenses related to the N2CR TSC theme budget
  • To store samples and record experimental procedures systematically and accurately, present analytical results in a logical manner.
  • Support collaborative work within the multidisciplinary team and external collaborators.
  • Provide frequent updates and plan further analytical experiences under direction.


  • Applicants should possess a BSc/MSc in Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Prior experience, knowledge and expertise in mammalian cell culture, cell biology, microscopy, molecular biology, immunology, histology, flow cytometry, biochemistry, statistics and/or bioinformatics.
  • Experience handling human clinical specimens is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, GraphPad.
  • Autonomous, independent, team player, meticulous and detail oriented.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and techniques, to tackle new and routine tasks, good organizational and management skills.
  • Able to work well in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment and project priorities/timelines.
  • Able to occasionally work flexible hours when performing urgent experiments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong passion and commitment to science.

Covid-19 message

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Considering the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone on campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to gain successful employment with NUS .