The Signature Research Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) aims to pioneer the development and discovery of new and more effective methods for the treatment, prevention and control of new and emerging pathogens. The key outcome of the research will be the early identification of new pathogens, out of which new diagnostic tests, treatments and control strategies will be developed.
This position is for a full-time Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow position. The Laboratory of Virus Evolution (LoVE) studies rapidly evolving respiratory RNA viruses including influenza, parainfluenza and coronaviruses. Our research helps to understand the molecular drivers of virus evolution and population dynamics, and their influence on virulence and pathogenicity.
The candidate is expected to play a critical role in generating and fostering a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research environment. The candidate should possess a strong background in molecular virology and/or immunology, and will utilize metagenomics sequencing and virologic techniques to understand the evolutionary dynamics of different RNA viruses. The candidate will be involved in developing antiviral antibody therapies in the prevention and treatment of virus disease.
The candidate is expected to perform a variety of research under the Principal Investigator’s supervision or his/her designate. The main duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: -
- Conduct and design experiments for rapid molecular diagnosis and efficient genomic sequencing
- Perform bioinformatics and phylogenetic analyses
- Develop and test novel antiviral preventive or therapeutics against virus infections.
- Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments to study virulence and pathogenesis.
- Interface and network with clinical counterparts and team members to achieve the goals of the project.
- Write research papers, present research outcomes, conceptualise new ideas and develop plans for independent research which could have a considerable influence and impact on the relevant field attracting research funding.
- Provide support for external grant/protocol development, study design and management of research activities.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described therein.
- PhD in Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology or other related disciplines.
- Have a strong background in molecular virology, particularly on RNA viruses.
- Possess strong laboratory skills and experience in animal research.
- Prior experience with antibody techniques is preferred.
- Possess excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills.
- Self-motived, able to work effectively and efficiently, willing to work hard to meet tight deadlines and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.