National university of Singapore seeks for a Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

 Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Fellow position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be on a 2-year contract in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. Fresh Ph.D. holders are welcome.

Purpose of the post

The Research Fellow will be responsible for and working closely with the Principal Investigator and a team of researchers on the goals set out for the project(s) of interest. The project involves microbiology and flow cytometry work with anaerobes and bacteriophages.

Main duties and responsibilities  

Specifically, the Research Fellow’s role will be to develop a rapid bacteriophage isolation methodology. We have developed a bacteriophage platform and assembled a collection of bacteriophages. We also develop the basic principles for rapid isolation of bacteriophages using flow cytometry and cell-sorting, in combination with multiplexed cultures of target bacteria. One of the aims is to develop the method, validate it and deploy it on microbiome biobanks to mine and reveal the global phageome.

The research fellow will join and lead an international collaboration involving NUS and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Researchers (SMART) program and is expected to show leadership, project, and people management skills.


The applicant should: 

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, or related disciplines.
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, and have an investigative nature & attention to detail.
  • Be strongly motivated in method development and validation, with a rigorous sense of data collection and analysis.
  • Have knowledge and hands-on experience on Flow cytometry applied to bacteria and/or bacteriophages (must have).
  • Have knowledge and hands-on experience in microbiome culturomic methods (including anaerobes).
  • Bio-informatic analysis (sequencing) hands-on experience would be a plus.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, the complete list of publications/oral presentations, and full contacts of 3 referees). We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Microbiology And Immunology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 12714

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