Research Assistant [LKCMedicine]

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Location: Novena, NORTH EAST
Job Type: FullTime

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for:

Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Asst Prof Christine Wong Siu Ling

We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant who will join the laboratory of Nanyang Assistant Professor Christine Siu Ling Wong at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), a joint medical school between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

Christine Wong’s Lab is located in the state-of-the-art Clinical Sciences Building in the Novena campus of LKCMedicine. We focus on dissecting mechanisms underlying metabolic disorders and their complications, with an overarching goal of unveiling novel therapeutic targets and/or diagnostic biomarkers for metabolic disease/conditions. We are particularly interested in delineating pathways that mediate enhanced formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in diabetes, and evaluating the impact of NETs on body systems under metabolic disturbances. We employ a variety of in vitro assays, cell-based approaches, and in vivo murine disease models, in combination with human sample and patient data analysis to address our fundamental research questions. The School and our laboratory strongly support career development activities to help individuals advance in professionalism and achieve their career goals. Individuals with strong enthusiasm in metabolic diseases, inflammation and vascular biology, and are determined to pursue long-term scientific careers are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit .

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant will include, but not limited to:

  • Holding independent projects under the guidance of the PI

  • Assisting other laboratory members in experiments as needed (including cell culture, mouse experiments, mouse specimen collection and fixation, tissue sectioning, histology, Western blotting, microscopy, etc.)

  • Management of mouse colonies

  • Procurement and purchasing laboratory equipment, reagents, consumables, etc

  • Establishing and maintaining laboratory records and inventories

  • Participating in regular lab meetings/discussions actively

  • Training new team members

The candidate should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, or related disciplines from reputable university

  • At least 1-2 years of working experience in research laboratory

  • Experienced in animal experiments (including injections and oral gavage) and husbandry

  • Proficient in standard biochemical, molecular and cellular assays

  • Proficient in histology, immunofluorescence staining and confocal microscopy (competency in real-time imaging is a plus)

  • Well-organized and attentive to details

  • Be able to work independently and responsibly, as well as a proactive team player with excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, and ready to collaborate within the laboratory and beyond

  • Self-motivated, capable in setting priorities and thinking critically

  • Enjoy and capable of troubleshooting

While solid proficiency of the aforementioned skillsets is required, on-the-job training of new techniques will be provided.

Hiring Institution: LKC

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