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Research Associate / Research Assistant

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 Research Associate / Research Assistant positions 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
Prepare and perform animal experiments: Myocardial infarction models in pigs and rats, cardiopulmonary bypass in pigs and rats, including perioperative care
Animal’s samples collection and processing
Data acquisition and analysis: Hemodynamics, echocardiography, MRI, CTscan
Prepare progress report and manuscript
General laboratory management


Bachelor / master degree in bio-medical science
Experience in basic laboratory techniques: Histology, IHC, ELISA, Western Blot, RT-PCR
Experience in cardiovascular research, small or large animal models of cardiovascular disease e.g. myocardial infarction, limb ischemia, cardiopulmonary bypass …
Experience in cardiovascular imaging data e.g. MRI, CT, Echocardiography, Pressure-volume data
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. 

Job Title Research Associate / Research Assistant
Post Details
Email surdcls(at)nus.edu.sg
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Healthcare
Job Classification Job Classification -> Research Associate
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Singapore
Key Words Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Innovations and Myocardial Regeneration
Start Date Jan 2017
Salary SGD 40,000 to 60,000
Deadline Dec-01-2016