Are you fascinated by bacteria and infections? Do you want to spend a few years with a group of super smart and incredibly nice scientists? Does working in a multicultural, international, biofilm-focused research institute excite you? If so, please get in touch.
RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION
Job Description and Specifications
We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Post-Doctoral researcher to investigate the host-pathogen interactions that underlie Enterococcus faecalis infection. The candidate will work with an integrated team of microbiologists, immunologists, and cell biologists to define the mechanistic correlates of these infections. The project will include the application of in vitro microbiological and biochemical assays, molecular genetics, cell-based and animal models of infection, high resolution imaging, and analysis of changes in both host and pathogen gene and protein expression.
The work will be conducted within the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a Singapore Research Center of Excellence. SCELSE has established a strong research platform for the investigation of functional microbial communities, in both environmental and infection contexts, with a specific focus on microbial biofilms. The center is supported by its in house ‘omics, bioinformatics and systems biology capacities, as well as a range of infection models and an in house advanced imaging facility.
Work within a team to achieve key performance indicators of research project.
- Acquire proficiency in discipline-specific knowledge
- Acquire new technical skills, as required by the project
- Plan, design and implement independent research project
- Supervise research staff and/or graduate students in the plan, design, and implementation of projects
- Assist with organization and management of the research team
Communicate research progress and outcomes regularly
- Prepare technical reports for the program PIs and present data at regular group meeting
- Take lead role in manuscript preparation for scientific journals
- Present research at external conferences and meetings
Maintain open communication with colleagues
- Regular communication, as needed, with principal investigators, collaborating colleagues, lab members, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Review Board, and SCELSE administrative staff
- Serve as postdoctoral representative, on a limited basis, on internal committees
- PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, or related field
- Specific expertise in the genetic manipulation of bacteria, in vitro cell culture, mouse models of bacterial infection, fluorescent imaging, and/or fluency in handling and analysing large-scale RNA and DNA sequencing datasets.
- A demonstrable record of oral presentation of research and peer-reviewed publication is required.
- Ability to work independently, within a large and collaborative team.
Please send a statement of research interests and career goals, CV, and contact information for 3 references to kkline[at]ntu.edu.sg. Please state “T2 PostDoc” in the subject line. Regretfully, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All started fine. We were at the beach, hanging out…
And then the monsoons came. So we hid out in a shelter and played games.
And we had to BBQ in the rain under umbrellas! Talk about teamwork!
In the end, it worked. We ate, drank, and celebrated the end of a great year with our science family in Singapore.
(Thanks to Zeus for taking all of the great photos!)