Are you a biomedical researcher motivated to pursue an outstanding career in cancer research with a focus on organoid research? Cancer will affect more than 1 in 3 Singaporeans. At the Cancer Science Institute (CSI), our mission is to be at the global forefront of research to overcome this scourge. Our innovative international faculty, cutting-edge facilities, supportive working environment and competitive package together enable each of our staff to realize their maximum potential. We now seek a Research Assistant/ Associate to join the team of Prof. Ashok Venkitaraman. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with a world-leading cancer researcher to undertake pioneering research on the role of genome instability in human carcinogenesis (eg., see Venkitaraman Science (2014) PMID:24675954 and Venkitaraman DNA Repair (2019) PMID:31337537).
The prospective candidate's job scope will be to handle biochemical, biophysical and structural experiments with regards to BRCA2 structure and function. She/he will be involved in protein expression, protein purification, affinity measurements and various other biophysical tools. She/he might also support other researchers in the group with structural determination efforts using cryoEM. She/he will not need to be familiar with all the techniques involved, but is expected to have experience with structural biology and protein synthesis.
maintain up to date records of inventories for chemical/ biological reagents
assist when required with procurement
ensure tidiness and cleanliness of the lab is maintained
University degree in a relevant field
Some experience working with structural biology and protein synthesis.
Ability to speak and write clearly in English
Minimum 2 to 3 years work experience in a molecular biology lab.
Basic knowledge on
- Basic principles and practices in the fields of structural biology.
- Methods of scientific research and relevant scientific theories.
- General rules for safe exposure and handling of chemical and biological hazards
- Work cooperatively and effectively with others
- Perform laboratory tests in an efficient and timely manner