Research Assistant in Neuroscience/Molecular Biology/Animal Behaviour

Research Assistant in Neuroscience/Molecular Biology/Animal Behaviour

National University of Singapore
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Job Description

Job Description

Yale-NUS College is seeking to hire a highly motivated Research Fellow in Mechanisms Underlying Behaviour laboratory () directed by Assistant Professor for a project funded by an MOE Tier 2 grant (Nov 2021 to Oct 2024) on a three-year contract. The lab conducts research jointly at E6 Yale-NUS Research Labs and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology institute in Biopolis (Proteos building). The main focus of the lab is to understand how brains operate to generate behaviour, using methods of genetic manipulation, behavioural assays and neurophysiological observations. These findings are applied to understand the neurogenetics of human disorders of the brain. Current studies examine genes implicated in addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, epilepsy, and neurodegeneration in humans. See examples of our publications and see a recent news report .
The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Conduct scientific sourcing and procurement
  • Maintain existing fish stocks and creating new transgenic lines using CRISPR/Cas-9 related techniques.
  • Perform routine molecular biology experiments such as cloning, DNA/RNA/Protein analysis, etc.
  • Perform neuroscience studies of animal behavioural
  • Assist in developing new behaviour assays or performing computation analysis as required during the progress of project
  • Other related biology experiments including microscopy and imaging
  • Primary responsibility for the safety and housekeeping of the laboratory
  • Assist in writing safety protocols and procuring approvals for experiments
  • Performing any other duties to ensure the efficient work running of the lab
  • Train and teach laboratory practices to undergraduates and new staff


We invite applications from exceptional candidates with a deep interest in neuroscience. The prospective candidate must:
  • be highly motivated and have a deep interest in neuroscience, molecular biology and animal behaviour
  • have excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • be able to communicate well and have strong organizational skills.
  • hold a Bachelor's, or a Master's degree in biological or life sciences candidates with other degrees with some biology lab experience are also welcome to apply.
  • have some prior experience in molecular biology or zebrafish husbandry.

For full consideration, please submit the following materials tovia email at.
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Academic Transcript

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