​Research Assistant Position in Scaffold Design & Evaluation for Drug/Gene Delivery for Neural Tissue Engineering Research Nanyang Technological University, Singapore School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Research Assistant Position in Scaffold Design & Evaluation for Drug/Gene Delivery for Neural Tissue Engineering Research

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

  Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/sychew

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sing Yian CHEW at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, to a highly motivated candidate who has a passion for tissue engineering, scaffold design for drug/gene delivery research.


The focus of this joint project is to design and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo performance of tissue scaffolds to impart topographical signals and sustained non-viral drug/gene delivery to direct cell fate and tissue regeneration. We are seeking an individual who is interested in designing and characterizing novel biodegradable, biocompatible tissue scaffolds with controlled drug/ gene delivery capabilities to direct cell fate and soft tissue regeneration, characterizing scaffold-cell/tissue interactions, engineering factors that control the rate and extent of drug/gene delivery and scaffold degradation.


This position offers a unique opportunity to apply tissue scaffold engineering and controlled drug/gene delivery skills to neural tissue engineering and stem cell engineering, through strong collaborative efforts with multiple overseas academic institutes.


We are seeking an individual who is interested in scaffold design, fabrication and characterization; controlled drug/gene delivery design and characterization; evaluation of cellular and tissue response/interactions/functionality with scaffolds and drug/gene delivery. Works related will be part of several ongoing projects in neural tissue engineering.


The candidate will be given opportunities and is expected to design and execute experiments independently. He/she is also expected to interpret experimental results, and author papers in high-quality journals in areas that are related to the research. The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills and should have a strong passion and commitment to science. He/she will also work closely with the Principal Investigator to help supervise and train students and junior lab members and to ensure smooth functioning of an active research program. The candidate will have the opportunity to explore his/her own interests across functions.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree level scientist biomedical engineering background in tissue engineering.
  • Experience in immunofluorescent and histochemical staining of tissues, evaluation of tissue response/interactions using fluorescent microscopy (confocal) imaging, western blotting, quantitative RT-PCR is a plus.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form, and experienced in writing manuscripts.
  • Strong ability to perform self-directed work.
  • Strong organizational skills and proactive personality with outstanding motivation, creativity, critical and analytical thinking skills, strong scientific commitment and ability to work as a team.

 


Application  Procedure:

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their area of interest and how they intend to participate and contribute to the research, complete curriculum vitae and addresses of three references in a single PDF document to Dr. Sing Yian CHEW: sychew@ntu.edu.sg

 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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