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Research Fellow position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 19, August 2015

Research Fellow (post-doctoral) position is available at Singapore A*STAR IMCB’s Laboratory for Multiscale Molecular Diagnostics. Integrating advances in materials science, biomedical engineering and molecular biology, the laboratory aims to develop novel micro- and nanotechnologies to empower biomarker discovery and its clinical translation. Please visit our lab website to find out more (http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/iif-hs.php)

Applicants with relevant background in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology or related fields are invited to apply. Successful candidates must be interested in translational research, highly motivated, and be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Requirements

  • PhD from a well-recognized institution.
  • Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Committed and motivated.
  • Experience in microfabrication, microfluidics, nanotechnology, sensor development, assay development or other relevant techniques are highly desirable.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing your research motivations, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Huilin SHAO (hshao@imcb.a-star.edu.sg).

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



Research Fellow position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 11, August 2015

The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) is a leading research institute in biological sciences primarily funded by the Agency for 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 seeking a motivated and independent candidate that is able to design and carry out the experiments, analyze data, write papers and coordinate small groups of research assistants and engineers that help with the projects. Training will be provided for those candidates without prior experience in non-human primate experiments.

Projects available include:
-Neural dynamics in prefrontal cortex during Visual working memory. This ongoing project uses 256 chronically implanted microelectrodes across multiple prefrontal regions to explore inter-area interactions during task performance.
 
-Hippocampal processing during virtual and real world navigation. In this project, to begin in mid-2015, we will chronically implant 124 electrodes in the hippocampus of monkeys while they perform navigation tasks. 

-Somatosensory Cortical Brain-Machine Interface. In this project, to begin in mid-2015, we will chronically implant microelectrodes in primary somatosensory cortex to explore the large space of stimulation parameters (using a 64-channel microstimulator built in-house). The goal is to endow animals with somatosensory feedback from robotic arms.
 
-Motor Cortical Brain-Machine Interface. In this project, to begin in 2016, we will chronically implant recording microelectrodes in the primary motor and premotor cortices of monkeys. Activity will be decoded in real-time to control multiple robotic devices.
 
-Motor Peripheral Nerve Neuroprosthesis. This ongoing project uses in house-built electrodes to record from peripheral nerves with the goal of restoring motor function via functional electrical stimulation. 

-Sensory Peripheral Nerve Neuroprosthesis. In this project, to begin in mid-2015, we will use in house-built electrodes to stimulate from peripheral nerves with the goal of restoring touch sensation, as well as to control organ function (such as bladder or adrenal gland) using nerve microstimulation (electroceuticals).

Requirements
Must Have

  • A PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Bioengineering or a related discipline
  • Programming experience in Matlab
  • Experience in cortical or nerve neurophysiology and/or microstimulation (depending on the project).

Good to have (but not essential)

  • Experience with non-human primate research
  • Experience with animal training
  • Experience with prefrontal, hippocampus, motor, somatosensory cortex or peripheral nerve research.

Please submit your application, a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications and full contacts of 3 referees) to: Camilo Libedinsky (camilo@nus.edu.sg).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) Position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 10 April 2015

One research fellow (postdoctoral) position is immediately available in the Humanized mouse unit (HMU) of Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, ASTAR, Singapore.

The understanding of many biological processes in humans has been relying on the experimental studies in animal models, particularly rodents. However, many aspects of human biological system are species specific, such as human specific cell types and immune genes. Moreover, many infectious organisms only infect human but no other animal species, and a lot of the new therapeutics and immunomodulatory reagents are human specific. Our mission is to develop humanized mouse models which closely recapitulate in vivo human biology for the study of human diseases and drug development, which is critical to understand and develop therapeutics to many human specific diseases. Research overview (Website: http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/ittd-hmu.php)

Qualification/Requirements:

  • Undertake independent research under the direction of the PI and with other lab members.
  • Assist the PI in quality control for experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, grant applications and lab managementmetabolism.
  • Assist the PI in guiding and training students and junior research staff.
  • Present research achievements at internal and external seminars and conferences.

Please email a detailed CV containing a list of publications to
Dr. Qingfeng Chen, qchen@imcb.a-star.edu.sg
Or IMCB HR  recruit@imcb.a-star.edu.sg


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 


Research Fellow Position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 20 March 2015

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vinay Tergaonkar at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore.
Reference: http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/vinayt.php

Requirements:

  • Ph.D in Molecular biology, genetics, metabolism or related fields
  • One first author publication in a reputed international journal along with enthusiasm and active interest in pursuing research in area of genomics, cancer, inflammation and metabolism.
  • Experience in molecular biology, computational genomics (including next-generation sequencing analysis) and mouse genetics will be a plus.
Interested candidates are to email a detailed CV that includes research motivation and publication list to vinayt@imcb.a-star.edu.sg or recruit@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in
Translational Proteomics

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 4 March 2015

Two research fellow positions in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Quantitative Proteomics Group are immediately available for highly motivated candidates. The successful candidates will work on protein biomarker discovery and interactome biology projects.

Requirements:
Candidates with a Ph.D in Biochemistry/Bioscience or related area are invited to apply. Prior postdoctoral training in the field of using mass spectrometry-based proteomics, genomics and systems biology is preferred. Experience in molecular/cell biology and familiarity with downstream bioinformatics processing will be a plus. The successful candidates should be capable of executing independent research and also perform well in a team. Salary and benefits will be commensurable to educational qualifications, track record and working experience. Interested applicants should email his/her curriculum vitae, brief statement of research summary/prior experience and contact information of at least two references to recruit@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





Research Fellow Position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 2 March 2015

A position for Research Fellow/Officer is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chengqi LIN at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore.
Reference: http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/iji-cl.php

Reponsibilities will include analyzing Next Generation Sequencing data including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Net-seq, miRNA-seq et al; optimising experimental designs, result discussion, final manuscript preparation and coordinating collaborations with research groups.

Requirements:

  • Master or PhD Degree in Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Computer Science, or related fields;
  • Background in scripting languages, Python, C++, Java, R, Perl, or other related programming knowledge;
  • Experience in a computational or molecular biology lab (e.g. next-generation sequencing analysis);
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with biologists
  • Good publication records in peer-reviewed journals.
Interested candidates are to email a detailed CV that includes publications to cqlin@imcb.a-star..edu.sg or recruit@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.





Postdoctoral research fellow position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 3 June, 2014

A Postdoctoral research fellow position is available immediately at the IMCB Epigenetics and Cell fates Laboratory. The laboratory is interested in developing novel tools and strategies in deriving differentiated cell types via defined factors reprogramming.

Applicants with relevant background in Stem cell biology, Haematology, Neurobiolgy or related fields are invited to apply. Experience with Human ESCs differentiation and mouse work would be highly desirable. Successful candidates must be highly motivated, have passion for research and be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. from a well-recognized institution in Stem cell biology/Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Committed and able to work flexible hours
  • Ability to conduct high-quality independent research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, technical writing and presentation skills

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter detailing research motivations, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references to Jonathan Loh (yhloh@imcb.a-star.edu.sg). Applicants can visit the lab website to find out more (http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/jl.php).

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

References:

  1. Gore A et al. Somatic coding mutations in human induced pluripotent stem cells. (2011)
    Nature 471, 63-67.
  2. Agarwal S et al. Telomere elongation in induced pluripotent stem cells from dyskeratosis congenita patients. (2010) Nature 464, 292-296.
  3. Loh YH et al. The Oct4 and Nanog transcription network regulates pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells. (2006) Nature Genetics 38, 431–440.





Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 5 May, 2014

The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) is a leading research institute in biological sciences funded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Its mission is to develop and foster a vibrant research culture for cutting-edge basic biomedical sciences. IMCB’s research activities focus on four major fields: Animal Models of Development and Disease, Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics, Cell Biology in Health and Disease, and Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. IMCB is continuously looking out for talented people.

The Monoclonal Antibody Unit (MAU) in IMCB aims to generate and characterize monoclonal antibodies that are useful for translational research.  We are also involved in virus research. We are now inviting suitable candidates to apply for the following position as part of a Joint Council Office Development Programme entitled “Establishment of a humanized mouse model for study of bona fide hepatitis virus infection, immune responses and drug development”.

Research Fellow

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute actively to the above programme by taking charge of the virology aspects including studying the infection of hepatitis B and C viruses in the humanized mouse model.

  • Perform molecular biology and biochemistry experiments such as cell culture, cloning, protein expression and purification, Western blot and immunofluorescence analyses.

  • Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

Requirements:

  • Prospective candidates should possess a Ph.D. in relevant fields such as virology or immunology.
  • Experience with animal handling, protein expression, microscopy imaging and immunological techniques is preferred.
  • Possess excellent academic records and technical skills, strong publication record in reputable international journals.
  • • A team player with good communication skills.

IInterested applicants are welcome to fax or write in with a detailed resume, supporting documents and contact numbers by to: Human Resources Department, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, 61 Biopolis Drive, Level 2, #02-02, Proteos Building, Singapore 138673; Fax: 6779 1117 or email to : recruit@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position

Date available: Immediate

Date posted: 8 April, 2014

A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available at the Zebrafish Translational Unit in IMCB. The successful applicant will be involved in an A*STAR JCO funded project and is required to work closely with fellow team members from IMRE. 
The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in molecular biology, developmental biology, biochemistry or other relevant fields. Experience in working with zebrafish, developing disease models and bioimaging is desired. The successful candidate must be stimulated by interdisciplinary discussions and be motivated to develop and carry out strategies that assess outcomes of specific mission oriented research.

Examples of published research conducted by the Zebrafish Translational Unit in IMCB highlighting the varied approaches used to validate performance of novel fabricated nanomaterials are listed in references below.

References:

  1. You WH, Teh C, Tan H, Wong S-Y, Zhang Y, Korzh V, Li X, Wang J: PEO surface-decorated silica nanocapsules and their application in in vivo imaging of zebrafish RSC Adv 2012(2):12392-12399.
  2. Yan H, Teh C, Sreejith S, Zhu L, Kwok A, Fang W, Ma X, Nguyen KT, Korzh V, Zhao Y: Functional mesoporous silica nanoparticles for photothermal-controlled drug delivery in vivo. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2012, 51(33):8373-8377.
  3. Ma X, Teh C, Zhang Q, Borah P, Choong C, Korzh V, Zhao Y: Redox-Responsive Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: A Physiologically Sensitive Codelivery Vehicle for siRNA and Doxorubicin. Antioxid Redox Signal 2013.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. from a well-recognized institution in Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The ability to work in a team and conduct independent research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to present research progress at internal and external seminars/conferences.

Interested candidates are to email a detailed CV that includes research motivations, publication list and email address of at least 3 referees to Cathleen Teh (cathleen@imcb.a-star.edu.sg).

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.