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Senior Research Fellow

Posted by: National University of Singapore

Posted date: Oct-26-2016

Location: Singapore

The Department of Surgery of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore has immediate opening for a Senior Research Fellow position in our Advanced Cardiac Surgery Laboratory.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Theodoros Kofidis, our lab focuses on minimally invasive cardiac surgery innovations and myocardial regenerationOur lab is located in the campus of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and supported by core laboratories of the University, and Nation-wide cardiovascular research programs, fulfilling various aspects of cardiovascular research. Our research laboratory is equipped with advanced surgical and imaging facilities (e.g. CT scanner, MRI, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, heart lung machine, surgical endoscopic system and instruments)… and laboratory equipment for biological research investigation e.g. ELISA, Western blot, histology, cell culture…We also have strong research collaborations with A*Star, Nanyang Technology University and Singapore University of Technology and Design in various projects involving cardiac tissue engineering and medical devices. Currently, we are working on well-funded projects to investigate novel minimally invasive approaches for transcatheter heart valve implantation, cardioscopic heart valve implantation, development of a novel heart valve design, and myocardial restoration using cells and biomaterials.

These exciting projects will be good opportunities for young doctors / surgeons who pursue further training in cardiovascular surgery and research, including cardiac tissue engineering, heart valve surgery, and medical devices.

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

Main duties
Management of research programs, projects, funding sources
Writing grant and funding proposal
Design, setup and carry out project’s experiments, including animal disease and treatment models in cardiovascular research.
Writing research report and manuscripts
Maintain good laboratory practice, research ethics and integrity
General laboratory management
Assist PI in other department research activities, training and collaborations.


M.D. / PhD in Bio-medical research with 3-6 years postdoctoral research experiences
Experience in cardiovascular research, including grant proposal, project program development and funding management
Experience in cardiovascular imaging data e.g. MRI, CT, Echocardiography and small and large animal models of cardiovascular diseases  
Good research track records
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 possiblity of extension.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Job Title Senior Research Fellow
Post Details
Email surdcls(at)nus.edu.sg
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Healthcare
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Singapore
Key Words Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Innovations and Myocardial Regeneration
Start Date Jan 2017
Salary SGD 80,000 to 120,000
Deadline Dec-01-2016