Research Fellow (Pharmacy)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Nov 2023

Job Description

The laboratory of A/Prof Victor Yu at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is currently recruiting a (Postdoctoral) Research Fellow. 

We are seeking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on funded research project aimed at deciphering the roles of MOAP-1 in cellular senescence and ageing-associated disorders in liver. Long term goal of the project is to gain novel insights towards developing viable approaches for mitigating development and progression of NAFLD-associated liver diseases including NASH and HCC.

Successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team as well as collaborators in Singapore and overseas.  

To facilitate a better understanding of the work being pursued in the laboratory, prospective applicants can refer to the following papers published by the lab: 

  • K.O. Tan et al., MAP-1 is a mitochondrial effector of Bax, (Track II), Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102: 14623-14688, 2005. ( )
  • N.Y. Fu et al., Inhibition of ubiquitin-mediated degradation of MOAP-1 by apoptotic stimuli promotes Bax function in mitochondria, (Track II), Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10051-10056, 2007. ( )
  • N.Y. Fu et al., Baxbeta: a constitutively active human Bax isoform that is under tight regulatory control by the proteasomal degradation mechanism, Molecular Cell, 33: 15-29, 2009. ( )
  • S.K. Sukumaran et al., A soluble form of the pilus protein FimA targets the VDAC-hexokinase complex at mitochondria to inhibit host cell apoptosis, Molecular Cell, 37: 768-783, 2010. (
  • C.T. Tan et al., MOAP-1 Mediates Fas-Induced Apoptosis in Liver by Facilitating tBid Recruitment to Mitochondria, Cell Reports, 16:174-85, 2016.  ( )
  • C.T. Tan et al., MOAP-1-mediated dissociation of p62/SQSTM1 bodies releases Keap1 and suppresses Nrf2 signaling, EMBO Reports, 22: e50854, 2021. (Featured as the cover story in Jan, 2021 issue: ) 
  • H.C. Chang et al., The BAX-binding protein MOAP1 associates with LC3 and promotes closure of the phagophore, Autophagy, 2021. ( )
  • C.T. Tan, N.J.H. Soh, H.C. Chang and V.C Yu, p62/SQSTM1 in liver diseases: the usual suspect with multifarious identities. FEBS J, 290: 892-912, 2023. ( )
  • Responsibilities include:

    • Planning and execution of experiments 
    • Guiding and working with junior staffs including students
    • Participation in preparation of manuscripts and other reports
    • Uphold research integrity and ensure safety compliance 
    • Interested candidates please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information of 4 referees and indicating your earliest availability.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Qualifications Qualifications / Discipline:


    • Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer biology or other related fields is preferred.
    • Good communication skills and a team player.
    • Effective oral and written management communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Other desirable attributes: self-motivated, organized, meticulous, efficient, and flexible.


    • Applicants with research experiences in mouse models and/or molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g., primary cell preparations, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, confocal microscopy, FACS, histology, IHC, IF or protein-protein interaction) are preferred.

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