Research Fellow

Research Fellow

DUKE-NUS Medical school


Job Description

The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders (CVMD) Programme houses state-of-the-art technologies for profiling mitochondrial function and metabolic adaptations in human patients and other model organisms, and undertakes translational and clinical research in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study congenital and adult cardiovascular diseases, using cell and molecular biology techniques, genomic and proteomic approaches, and loss-and-gain-of-function studies using transgenic animals. The candidate will be expected to perform a variety of functions related to research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr Manvendra Singh or his designate.

• Study congenital and adult cardiovascular diseases.
• Primarily responsible for experimental design, execution and analysis, as well as manuscript writing.
• Other responsibilities include management of mouse colonies, organisation of lab operations and supervision of research trainees.
• Establish work procedures, select sources of information and specific data, set up interviews with appropriate authorities or subjects and prepare correspondences to locate the specific data required.
• Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Requirements

• PhD with a significant experimental background in cardiovascular biology, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, as well as experience with transgenic and surgical animal models of heart failure.
• Have knowledge of the scientific background relevant to the research area.
• Experience in maintaining mouse colonies, genotyping and conducting independent scientific experiments.
• Possess laboratory experimental skills – molecular and cellular biology including cell culture, Western blotting, RNA and DNA extraction and cloning.
• Experience in tissue histology and immunostaining techniques.
• Effective organisational skills and interpersonal communication with strong writing and presentation skills in English.
• A strong team player with a collaborative mindset who is open-minded, energetic and highly motivated.

Applicants should email a personal research statement, CV, and contact information for 3 referees to Dr. Manvendra Singh ( We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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Research Fellow