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Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), National University of Singapore
At iHealthtech, we envision to advance health through innovation, integration of smart technology and on-demand health solution. We value interdisciplinary teamwork between scientists, engineers, and clinicians. We embrace entrepreneurship and industrial collaboration. We push frontier science to solve the needs of patients, the clinical community and the society.

Eligibility
Only interested Singapore Citizen or PR, and NUS graduates of Class ’19 or Class ’20  may apply.

To apply for the following SGUnited Traineeship Programmes, the applicant should follow this link: http://nus.edu.sg/cfg/rg/traineeships/research. Click the orange [Apply] button to sign in a page with your current NUS student account, or sign up if you do not have one. Once inside the page, use keywords, e.g. ‘health’ to filter the jobs. 

(1) Research Apprentice
The Infectious Diseases Translational Research Laboratory at iHealthtech is looking for highly motivated and well-qualified candidates for the Research Assistant / Research Associate Apprentice for one year to develop a point-of-care device for bloodstream infections and antimicrobial resistance detection.

The candidate will be involved in the design of primers, molecular detection of bloodstream infection and participate in the fabrication of microfluidic devices as well as collaborating with our biomedical engineer partners on the testing, validation and possible commercialisation of these devices. Knowledge of microfluidics will be a bonus.

Scope of Work
The candidate will be involved in the design of primers, molecular detection of bloodstream infection and participate in the fabrication of microfluidic devices as well as collaborating with our biomedical engineer partners on the testing, validation and possible commercialisation of these devices. Knowledge of microfluidics will be a bonus.  Candidate is expected to work independently, in coordination with team members in the laboratory while liaising closely with Professor Luke Lee at the University of Harvard and Professor Lim Chwee Teck. 

Qualifications
◙ An excellent degree (First Class/Second Upper) in Life Science/ Biomedical Engineering or its equivalent
◙ Experience cell culture, molecular biology is preferred
◙ Knowledge in microfluidics will be a bonus
◙ A proven record of outstanding written, oral presentation and communications skills

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(2) Research Apprentice
Working closely with a multidisciplinary research team, the candidate will help to integrate new advances in molecular biology, nanomaterials science and device engineering into designing a molecular diagnostic device or method, and pushing the technology forward for the need of the patient. The trainee will also have the opportunity to benchmark the developed technologies against clinical gold standards.

Scope of Work
◙ Design and perform pre-clinical experiments
◙ Research optimisation
◙ Analytical validation against clinical gold standards
◙ Provide direct support to scientists and engineers

Qualifications
◙ Sc. or B.Eng. or above.
◙ Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
◙ Committed and motivated.

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(3) Research Apprentice
This position is to support research work for the project “Field deployable sample-to-detection microfluidic lab-on-chip system for Covid-19 testing” under Prof Lim Chwee Teck Research Group.

The candidate would have the opportunity to collaborate closely with a team of highly motivated scientists and to conduct high-quality research in a well-equipped laboratory. Working at this position would provide the candidate with hands-on experiences in microfluidic diagnostic testing, biology and micro-fabrication techniques.

Scope of Work
◙ Conduct experiments on molecular biology work (nucleic acid extraction, polymerase chain reaction, etc.).
◙ Fabricate chip prototype and optimise its working protocols.
◙ Report and communicate results and findings.
◙ Help with other supporting roles (buying consumables, training new staff on biology techniques).

Qualifications
◙ Training in biology, life science, biomedical engineering or a related area, with a Bachelor degree, basic knowledge of molecular biology preferred.
◙ Basic skills of molecular biology, data collection and analysis.
◙ Good communication and written skills.
◙ Proficient with Microsoft Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), National University of Singapore
At iHealthtech, we envision to advance health through innovation, integration of smart technology and on-demand health solution. We value interdisciplinary teamwork between scientists, engineers, and clinicians. We embrace entrepreneurship and industrial collaboration. We push frontier science to solve the needs of patients, the clinical community and the society.

Research Fellow: To develop rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with the required experience for the post of Research Fellow to work on Rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19.   This position provides an exciting opportunity to work on multidisciplinary and translational research between biomedical scientists and clinical specialists. This position is supported under a joint project between Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech) and the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Key Responsibilities
The Research Fellow will lead the project that includes COVID-19 testing, processing of patient clinical samples, and run molecular biology experiments. The candidate will also need to work in the laboratory environments, especially when doing experiments on SARS CoV-2, under Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), BSL2+ and BSL3 settingsCandidate with BSL3 experience, therefore, would be favourable but not a requirement. The candidate needs to be able to manage his/her project independently but also able to work closely with other team members in the laboratory.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
◙ A PhD degree in life sciences.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in molecular biology, viral cell culture and related techniques in BSL2 environment.
Able to mentor, supervise and train junior staff members and students.
A proven track record of outstanding writing, oral presentation and communication skills.
Excellent project management skill.
Attention to details, including in complying all regulations on safety and ethical practices in the work.
To support grant proposals writing and applications.

Interested applicants should email their detailed resume with the cover letter to the principal investigator of the project, Dr Catherine Ong (email: catherine.ong@nus.edu.sg).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we may request for the reference letters from at least three referees for the potential candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), National University of Singapore
At iHealthtech, we envision to advance health through innovation, integration of smart technology and on-demand health solution. We value interdisciplinary teamwork between scientists, engineers, and clinicians. We embrace entrepreneurship and industrial collaboration. We push frontier science to solve the needs of patients, the clinical community and the society.

Research Fellow (Immunology)
We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow with expertise in immunology. Our team aims to leverage on stem cell biology (Sagi, Chia et al., Nature 2016; Chia et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019; Chia et al., Nature Cell Biology 2017) and cell engineering to develop alternative immunotherapeutic strategies to target refractory cancer types. The candidate will work closely with clinicians to establish empirical platforms for identifying and validating cancer vaccine candidates, and to translate research findings into clinical practice. Also, the candidate will be involved in the assessment and development of vaccines against novel antigens for the treatment of cancer and other human diseases. The successful candidate will need to independently design and execute experiments, troubleshoot issues, interpret results and give project updates. Highly motivated individuals with a passion for advancing personalized medicine are encouraged to apply.

We provide a highly competitive remuneration package that commensurates with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

The laboratory is supported by generous funds from the National Research Foundation Fellowship (NRF 2020). For more information, please visit  http://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/gloryn-chia-laboratory/

References
◙ Chia G, Agudo J, Treff N, Sauer MV, Billing D, Brown BD, Baer R, Egli D (2017). Genomic instability during reprogramming by nuclear transfer is DNA replication dependent. Nat Cell Biol; 19(4):282-291.
Chia G*, Hu Z*, Tan DEK*, Tan H, Leong HF, Chen BJ, Lau MS, Tan KYS, Bi X, Yang D, Ho YS, Wu B, Bao S, Wong ESM, Tee WW (2020). Maternal factor NELFA drives a 2C-like state in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nat Cell Biol. doi:10.1038/s41556-019-0453-8. *co-first
◙ Sagi I, Chia G, Golan-Lev T, Peretz M, Sui L, Sauer M.V., Egli D, Benvenisty N (2016). Derivation and differentiation of haploid human embryonic stem cells. Nature; 7;532(7597):107-11.

Key Responsibilities
Project planning, data analysis, manuscript preparation and grant applications.
Perform experiments involving cell culture, molecular biology, phenotypic assays, sequencing and imaging, etc.
Work closely with collaborators and provide frequent updates.

Qualifications:
Applicants should possess a PhD in life sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering or equivalent from a well-recognized university.
◙ Experience with immunology (adaptive immunity), stem cells, molecular and cell biology and/or bioinformatics will be considered favourably.
◙ If the candidate is a bioinformatician, he should possess extensive knowledge and experience in working with a variety of NGS datasets, pipeline development and algorithm development.
Good publication records in peer-reviewed journals.
Able to undertake independent research and be an effective team player.
Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills.
Committed, able to work flexible hours and within the deadline.
◙ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

To apply, please send your CV and contact details of two referees to Dr Gloryn Chia (phagcl@nus.edu.sg).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Industry Project Officer

Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC)

HealthTEC provides a national platform for industry and academic partners to facilitate deep technology translational research for health and wellness solutions. This Consortium seeks to synergise interactions between academia, industry and government agencies to encourage use-inspired research, technology translation, manpower training and technology awareness.

The Consortium is led by National University of Singapore (NUS) and shall provide members with opportunities for dialogue, partnerships, knowledge updates, skills training, and research collaborations via seed grants.

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate and self-motivated Industry Project Officer to join our team to fulfill the objectives of the Consortium.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist the Consortium Manager to execute outreach for industrial and local engagement and membership
Formulate grant proposals for technology alignment
Prepare marketing and publicity materials for Consortium partners
Coordinate and organise workshops, seminars, and symposia
Present research technologies to potential Consortium partners
Grant management and finance administration

The successful candidate would be expected to be part of the team within a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. The appointment would start as soon as possible.

Requirements:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, engineering or their equivalent from a reputable university
At least 3 years of working experience in technology development, commercialisation or project management required
Grant management and technology project proposal writing experience highly desirable
Inquisitive and have initiative in exploring new technology
Well organised, able to work independently to organise and execute events
Possess strong people skills and able to work with people of different levels
Excellent time management, communication and presentation skills

To apply, please click HERE to submit your application and documents through the NUS career portal.