Hiring Organization: National University of Singapore (NUS) - Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Location: BSL-2e lab, Singapore
The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), National University of Singapore operates containment facilities to support research and diagnostic work for infectious diseases including COVID-19. The NUS Medicine Biosafety Level (BSL) -3 and BSL-2 enhanced (BSL-2e) facilities are equipped with a range of laboratory equipment with advanced technologies.
The successful candidate is expected to support risk group 3 virus research especially, to perform inactivation in BSL-2e and BSL-3 laboratories after completing all necessary training in both routine laboratory work practices and emergency response SOPs. The Research Assistant/Laboratory Technologist will also have the opportunity to be familiar with translational antiviral strategies development as well as animal study.
Requirements / Qualifications:
At least a bachelor's degree in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Virology or equivalent
At least 2 years of experience working in BSL-2 laboratory
Experience in virology related lab work,basic molecular biology, and cellular biology techniques will be an added advantage.
Experience in handling of small research animals will be an added advantage
Ability to speak and write well in English.
A positive attitude with a good team player.
Excellent interpersonal communications (oral and written) skills with attention to details.
Highly motivated and willing to learn new techniques/software, etc.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment including respiratory protection equipment during the experiment period.
Work with Risk Group 3 pathogens including COVID-19 clinical samples as well as SARS-COV-2 virus isolates and perform inactivation.
Performing cutting-edge research using molecular biology, virology and proteomics approaches for antiviral strategies developments.
Perform antiviral research with murine models of viral infections.
Prepare materials and conduct presentation to both internal and external parties.
Record-keeping and reporting.
Assists lab manager in the provision of an effective and efficient administration of the laboratory service.
Provide day to day support to various laboratory team in-charges to ensure smooth running of the laboratory.
Assists laboratory safety officer to prepare and maintain pessary documents, records and updating the relevant regulatory policies. Provide support to safety officer to conduct inspections and audits.
Work closely with the BSL-3 & BSL-2e Core Facility Research team and support the other department level projects.