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Research Assistant (Next-Gen Sequencing) 

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, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). 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.

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to join our team at SCELSE as a Research Assistant (Next-Gen Sequencing).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Quality control of incoming samples
  • DNA, RNA and amplicon library construction for various next-generation sequencing platforms
  • Operation of next-generation sequencing instruments and associated equipment
  • Troubleshooting and correction of suboptimal results under the guidance of scientific staff
  • Assistance in the improvement of existing protocols for sample preparation and library construction
  • Quantification of nucleic acids by real time PCR
  • DNA and RNA isolation from various sources
  • General laboratory and instrument maintenance

Requirements:

  • BSc degree in Biological Sciences or related field and/or combination of education and experience
  • Strong background in Genomics and Molecular Biology required
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biological methods such as handling nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), enzymatic manipulation of nucleic acids, PCR and qPCR required
  • Hands-on experience with library preparation as well as the operation of next-generation sequencing platforms required
  • Hands-on experience with liquid handling platforms preferred
  • Desire and ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing protocols and technologies
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Excellent organisational, documentation and communication skills

Interested candidates should submit a current CV including potential references and submit a cover letter with the subject heading “Application for Research Assistant (Next-Gen Sequencing)” to SCELSE-HR@ntu.edu.sg


Research Assistant (High-Throughput Sequencing Lab)

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, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by the 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.

We seek to appoint a talented individual to join our team at SCELSE as a Research Assistant (High-Throughput Sequencing Laboratory).

Key Responsibilities:

  •           Quality control of incoming DNA and RNA samples

  •           Manual and automated library construction for various sequencing platforms

  •           Quality control of finished libraries by real time PCR

  •           Setting-up of sequencing runs and operation of the latest state-of-the-art sequencing instruments

  •           Tracking of samples, reagents and sequencing data through a LIMS system

  •           Troubleshooting and correction of suboptimal results under the guidance of scientific staff

  •           General laboratory and instrument maintenance

Requirements:

  •           Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field and/or combination of education and experience

  •           Strong background in Genomics and Molecular Biology required

  •           Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biological methods such as handling nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), enzymatic manipulation of nucleic acids, PCR and qPCR required

  •           Hands-on experience with library preparation and/or operation of next-generation sequencing platforms would be an advantage

  •           Hands-on experience with liquid handling platforms would be highly valued

  •           Desire and ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing protocols and technologies

  •           A high level of attention to detail is absolutely mandatory

  •           Ability to work with large number of samples

  •           Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting

  •           Excellent organisational, documentation and communication skills

Interested candidates should submit a current CV including potential references and must submit a cover letter with the subject heading “Application for Research Assistant (High-Throughput Sequencing Lab)” to SCELSE-HR@ntu.edu.sg