Research Fellow (Microbiology/Host-Pathogen Interactions)

Research Fellow (Microbiology/Host-Pathogen Interactions)

Nanyang Technological University
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Job Description

Job Description :
The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities.
Job Descriptions:
We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Research Fellow to investigate the host-pathogen synergy in wound infection. The candidate will work with an integrated team of cell biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, and immunologists to define the mechanisms by which bacterial and host factors contribute to polymicrobial acute wound and soft tissue infections. The project will include standard microbiological techniques, biofilm assays, in vitro biochemical and cell biology assays, molecular genetics, transposon and/or CRISPR-based screens, cell-based and animal models of infection, and analysis of changes in bacterial and host gene and protein expression.
Job Responsibilities:
Work within a team to achieve key performance indicators of research projects
  • Acquire proficiency in discipline-specific knowledge
  • Acquire new technical skills, as required by the project
  • Plan, design and implement independent research project
  • Supervise research staff and/or graduate students in the plan, design, and implementation of projects
  • Assist with organisation and management of the research team

Communicate research progress and outcomes regularly
  • Prepare technical reports for the program PIs and present data at regular group meeting
  • Take lead role in manuscript preparation for scientific journals
  • Present research at external conferences and meetings

Maintain open communication with colleagues
  • Communicate regularly, as needed, with principal investigators, collaborating colleagues, lab members, SBS administrative staff
  • Serve as postdoctoral representative, on a limited basis, on internal committees

Job Requirements:
  • PhD in microbiology, or related field, with significant experience in microbiology
  • Specific expertise in bacterial genetics and genetic screens, in vitro cell culture, molecular cellular biology, fluorescence microscopy, high-content screening, RNA sequencing, transposon sequencing and/or computational biology
  • A demonstrable record of excellence in oral presentation of research and peer-reviewed publication is required
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, within a large and collaborative team

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Hiring Institution: NTU

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, established jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world’s top young university for the past seven years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district. Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. For more information, visit About NIE About RSIS About LKCMedicine About NTUItive

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