The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) Programme is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.
A research assistant/associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jun Nishiyama (https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/nbd/the-team/faculty-members/details/Detail/nishiyama-jun). His research work focuses on understanding synaptic function and dysfunction in psychiatric disorders using a variety of cutting-edge molecular, genome-editing, and optical techniques.
The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his designate, including but not limited to the following: –
• Maintain operations of the lab through administrative duties (purchase reagents and services, monitor consumable spending, maintain lab database and protocol, assist with animal protocol amendments etc.)
• Assist to maintain mouse lines (breeding, genotyping, plug check etc.).
• Prepare laboratory reagents/supplies, including laboratory cleaning and waste-disposal.
• Perform basic molecular/cellular biology experiments (PCR, cloning, western blotting, cell culture, immunostaining etc.).
• Monitor, document and report experimental results and research findings.
• Perform other lab related duties
• Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field.
• Laboratory experience (1 year or more preferred).
• Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and animal handling (preferred, but not necessary).
• Good communication skills in English (oral and written).
• High-level of accuracy.
• Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and work in a collaborative style.
The application should include a CV and a cover letter. Please send to: jun.nishiyama <at> duke-nus.edu.sg
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.