Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


Asia’s #1 and one of the world’s top Medical Schools, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (Head: Assoc. Professor Theo Kofidis) has an immediate opening for a talented, dedicated Surgeon/Surgical Trainee with academic aspirations, as a Research Fellow, to assume a project in surgical innovation and participate in many others, in our Advanced Cardiac Surgery Laboratory. Our academic surgical laboratory focuses on new Heart valve technologies, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Endo-imaging, Hybrid procedures and Myocardial Restoration.
Equipped with the latest experimental hi tech, and embedded in a rich and conducive environment of surgical pursuit, we aim at changing lives by introducing new, less invasive technologies and solutions. Supervised by Professor Kofidis and his team, the candidate will have ample opportunity for hands-on, large animal surgery, hybrid applications, academic presentations and output, and hands-off clinical observations in our Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery program.
Our laboratory, simulation center and clinical programs synthesize a “Center of Excellence”, in cooperation with Industry (Medtronic, Abbott, J&J, LivaNova), and constitutes a training hub in Asia Pacific, embedded in an exotic natural environment.

Main duties and responsibilities
The candidate will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and research team members to ensure the successful completion of the project on time.

Main duties
Animal’s samples collection and processing
Prepare assist and perform animal experiments: Myocardial infarction models in swine and rodents, cardiopulmonary bypass, including peri-and post- operative care
Data acquisition and analysis: Hemodynamics, echocardiography, MRI, CT scan
Perform operation on swine and rodent animal models
Prepare progress report and manuscripts

University Degree in Medicine, specialty in Heart Surgery preferred
Strong knowledge of GLP and GCP
Some experience with large animals is preferred.
Some basic understanding of Echocardiography is desired
Good interpersonal skill and communication in English
Good at statistics and office software

Appointments will be made on a 1 year contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to A/Prof Theodoros Kofidis as mentioned in the address below.

Formal application:
Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations, statement of research interests and full contacts of 03 referees) to:

Mrs. Cecilia Chao /
Assoc. Prof. Theo Kofidis
Department of Surgery
National University of Singapore
NUHS Tower Block, Level 8
1E Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119228
Tel: 67722065

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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Research Fellow