Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS)

Research Fellow

Duke-NUS Medical School

Singapore, Singapore

Research Fellow (Code: OR/CVR/JC) – 00BVW

Job Description

The Duke-NUS Centre for Vision Research bridges the world-class laboratory research at Duke-NUS with excellent translational and clinical research in ophthalmology at the Singapore Eye Research Institute and the Singapore National Eye Centre. The Centre’s mission is aligned with the current goals of Singapore’s biomedical sciences initiative, in which the application of early and late-stage translational research with direct clinical and population impact is a top priority.

A postdoctoral researcher is sought to investigate the impact of advancing age and metabolic dysfunction on retinal ganglion cells. Specifically, we will be investigating how advancing age alters astrocyte-neuronal interaction and synaptic plasticity. Our goal is to identify and develop therapeutic avenues for enhancing neuronal survival and preserving visual function in glaucoma and other optic neuropathies.

The successful candidate will conduct experimental research in cell culture- and rodent-based experimental models. This includes but is not limited to:

• Assisting with experimental and project design.

• Conducting experiments, refining and troubleshooting experiments where required.

• Carefully recording and analysing data.

• Preparing manuscripts and promulgate research outputs as oral and poster presentations.

• Performing other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Requirements

• PhD in neuroscience, biomedicine or related fields.

• A good grasp of fundamental laboratory techniques and experience in experimental design, data analysis and manuscript preparation.

• Expertise in cell and molecular biology.

• Expertise in the analysis of large datasets

• Demonstrate excellent communication, technical independence, analytical and problem solving skills.

• A strong team player who is able to prioritise, multi-task and work collaboratively in a diverse workforce.

Interested candidates should submit a CV via e-mail to hr@duke-nus.edu.sg.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Research Fellow