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Research Assistant/Associate, Gene Modification

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This role is with Augmented Gene Modification (AGEM), a project supported by SGInnovate, which will be incorporated into a startup shortly.


About the Project:

Our laboratory has developed a non-viral-based gene delivery platform (Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Apr 7; 45(6): e38). The Research Assistant/Research Associate (RA) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator (PI) and study team members to develop gene-based applications – Research & Development (R&D) and clinical application. Our team in the midst of preparation for a phase I clinical trial for recurrent Glioblastoma patients.



The RA will work with the project lead (current postdoc) to carry out research in the area of gene modification of mammalian cells, including designing and running experiments, recording, analysing and writing up the results (as part of a research team).


The RA will be able to:

  • Familiarize with literature in the field
  • Prepare materials for the experiments
  • Maintain cell culture
  • Assist in data collection, data management and statistical analysis
  • Compilation of data and write report
  • Perform other project related duties as assigned by the PI



  • Good Bachelor/Master Degree in Molecular Life Sciences from a reputable university
  • Preferably with experience in techniques such as cell culture, flow cytometry, western blot, Immunocytochemistry, and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, independent and able to deliver timely results
  • Good interpersonal and organizing skills
  • Willing to learn research techniques if lacking prior experience
  • Have knowledge of basic computer skills, e.g. MS Xcel, office, PowerPoint.


If the above sounds like you & your dream job, send us your CV at [email protected] and let's do a coffee chat.


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