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Research Officer

Date available: immediate

Date posted: 13 January 2017


Applications are invited for a Research Officer position at the lab for microRNA Models of Neurodegenerative Disease.

The work will involve high-resolution video imaging and analysis of behaving flies, climbing/movement assays, and brain dissections and immunohistochemical analysis, as part of a multidisciplinary collaborative project between biologists, machine vision computer scientists and engineers. The candidate will also help out with other related projects as necessary. Other important responsibilities include upkeep of lab reagents/equipment and fly stocks, and other lab housekeeping and administration tasks.

Candidates should be highly motivated, conscientious and able to work independently, with good organisational, verbal and interpersonal skills. If keen to develop your scientific career, you are highly encouraged to participate in scientific discussions and data analysis.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduates interested in pursuing further studies in biomedical research to work on an independent research project.


  • A good Honours degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering or other biomedical science-related fields
  • Committed and motivated
  • Interest in an interdisciplinary approach to biology and biomedical science
  • Experience with literature search, designing, planning, carrying out experiments and data analysis
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Able to plan tasks independently

Other useful skills:

  • Drosophila genetic manipulation
  • Advanced molecular biology techniques, including cloning and sequence analysis, nucleic acid extraction, plasmid transformation, Western blotting and qPCR.

IMCB provides a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your specific qualifications and experience.  We welcome interested applicants to submit a brief cover letter, full CV and contact details of two professional referees to Dr Sherry Aw (

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Job Requirements
Qualification & Field of Study
Good Honours degree in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or other related field
Min. Years of Experience
2 years
Other Requirements
(e.g. Skills, Competencies)
  • Experience with literature search, designing, planning, carrying out experiments and data analysis
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Able to plan tasks independently

Research Officer (AT Lab)

Date available: immediate

Date posted: 15 Feburary 2017


A Research Officer position is available at the Stem Cells and Diabetes Laboratory. Dr Adrian Teo’s laboratory is interested in leveraging on stem cell technology to study mechanisms underlying diabetes and metabolic diseases. Reference:;

Qualificatons /Requirements:

  • Degree in Biological Science and Life Science disciplines or equivalent
  • Commitment to position for more than 2 years
  • Prior research experience in the Biomedical field preferred
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with mammalian stem cell work will be valued
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, passion for science, committed to laboratory work and able to work flexible hours
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and also as part of a team
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Experience in Flow Cytometry, Immunoprecipitation techniques, DNA microarray, RNA-seq, Mass Spectrometry and bioinformatics will be valued

Interested candidates are invited to send a brief cover letter detailing research motivation, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three referees to Dr Adrian Teo (

We appreciate your understanding that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Research Officer in Neural Coding Group

Date available: immediate

Date posted: 15 Feburary 2017

The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) is a leading research institute in biological sciences primarily funded by the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Its mission is to develop and foster a vibrant research culture for cutting-edge basic biomedical sciences.
The laboratory of Neurotechnology is looking for a motivated Research Officer to help with a project related to neural coding. The job scope includes to help carry out the experiments and analyze data.

The appointment will be for 2 years. Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Must Have

  • Degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Bioengineering or a related discipline
  • Programming experience in Matlab

Good to have (but not essential)

  • Experience analysing single-neuron neurophysiological data
  • Experience with animal training

Please submit your application, a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications and full contacts of 2 referees) to: Camilo Libedinsky (

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.