Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore) invites applications for:
Research Associate (microbiology) in the Laboratory of Asst Prof. Xueli Guan.
We are currently recruiting a Research Associate to join our Group (). Our research integrates systems biology approaches including next generation mass spectrometry-based lipidomics with clinical microbiology, with the overarching goal of understanding the roles of metabolism in antimicrobial resistance and bacterial virulence.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of investigators in LKCMedicine, clinical and industry partners and will be given comprehensive on-the-job training.
The candidate is expected to participate in the Group’s basic and translational human health research. Other duties include procurement and safety to support laboratory research needs.
Candidates should preferably have/be
A good BSc. or BTech-equivalent or higher in Lifesciences, Biology, or related fields. Depending on qualification, candidates with a PhD are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral position.
Preferably at least 2 years of experience in a research laboratory, but recent graduates with the right aptitude will be considered.
Relevant experience in microbiology techniques.
Skills in biochemical and molecular based assays.
Ability to analyse and interpret large-scale data using Excel, R and/ or Python and pathway analyses tools
Prepared to undertake research administration tasks, including procurement, maintain laboratory SOPs, maintain instruments, etc.
Background in lipids and small molecules will be an advantage but not mandatory
A good sense of initiative and organization and ability to work in a team
If you are interested to pursue a career with the School, please apply to Asst Prof Xue Li Guan ( email: ) with a cover letter, CV, list of publications (if applicable), half-page summary of prior research conducted, and names of two references at your earliest convenience.
This position will be available with immediate effect.