Controlling neuronal activity with light is an important method in neuroscience, The Ministory of Education has funded a five-year project to study and use optogenetic tools. This exciting project aims to develop new optogenetic tools to inhibit neuronal activity. The Claridge-Chang Lab at Duke-NUS Medical School (https://www.claridgechang.net/) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant, ideally with a strong background in neuroscience, to join this project. We would be especially interested in scientists with experience in molecular cloning, electrophysiology, cell culture, fly genetics, and/or imaging.
The selected candidate will perform a variety of research activities which include planning, organising and conducting research studies within the overall scope of a research project under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his/her designate, including but not limited to the following: -
- Perform tasks and support all aspects of the research project.
- Conduct accurate monitoring, documenting and reporting of experimental results and/or research findings.
- Assist in writing the draft of research papers and review articles.
- Assist to provide guidance and support to other researchers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.
- Assist with housekeeping of the laboratory area, general maintenance tasks and animal stock maintenance.
- Maintain safety protocols, order/prepare common reagents and maintain laboratory inventory.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.
- Degree in Biological Sciences or other related fields with a keen interest in neuroscience.
- Possess laboratory experimental skills including the relevant skill sets to perform the following techniques - cell culture, electrophysiology, transfection, molecular biology (sub-cloning methods including restriction digests, PCR and gel electrophoresis), Drosophila experiments, imaging.
- Possess skills in microscopy such as laser confocal microscopy, image analysis (ImageJ, Zeiss LSM Browser, PhotoShop, Metamorph and/or Matlab).
- Have skills in bioinformatics data analysis such as Python, R or similar analysis methods.
- Prior experience in scientific sourcing & procurement.
- Proven knowledge, skills and abilities with excellent written and oral communication skills.
- A self-motivated individual who is able to work independently, prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a research environment of diverse workforce.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.