Cell-Specific Pharmacology in Neuroscience (FILLED)
The Signature Research Programme in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) at Duke-NUS Medical School is focused on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms underlying human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders.
The Claridge-Chang Lab (https://www.claridgechang.net/) is seeking a motivated and skilled Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work on an innovative project focused on developing and implementing cell-specific pharmacology methods in Drosophila melanogaster for neuroscience research, to understand the effects of targeted drug delivery on specific neural cell types.
- Develop and apply cell-targeted techniques for restricted drug delivery in Drosophila to better understand neural mechanisms underlying various brain disorders.
- Perform and support research-project tasks, including molecular cloning, fly genetics, cell culture, electrophysiology, and imaging, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or their designate.
- Plan, organize, and conduct research studies within the project scope.
- Accurately monitor, document, and report experimental results and research findings.
- Assist in drafting research papers and review articles.
- Provide guidance and support to other researchers, undergraduate and graduate students.
- Maintain laboratory safety protocols, manage laboratory inventory, order and prepare common reagents.
- Assist with procurement, general lab maintenance, housekeeping, and fly stock maintenance.
- Degree in Biological Sciences or related fields with a keen interest in neuroscience.
- Strong laboratory skills in Drosophila experiments, molecular biology, cell culture, and confocal microscopy.
- Familiarity with programmatic data analysis using Python, R, or similar methods.
- Prior experience in scientific sourcing and procurement.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proficiency in microscopy techniques (e.g., laser confocal microscopy) and image analysis tools (e.g., ImageJ, Zeiss LSM Browser).
- Self-motivated, able to work independently, prioritize tasks, and collaborate in a diverse research environment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV. Please use code ACC-RA-DART-202307 in the subject line. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.