Project Officer Position in Spinal Cord Injury Experiments for Neural Tissue Engineering Research

Job description and main tasks

A project officer 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 spinal cord injury treatment and tissue engineering research.

The focus of this project is to design tissue scaffolds for in vivo cell transplantation and neural tissue regeneration. We are seeking an individual who is experienced in working with rats and interested in assisting animal implantation studies and carrying out behavioral tests; as well as characterizing/evaluating scaffold-cell/tissue interactions through immunofluorescent and histochemical staining and imaging.

This position offers a unique opportunity to apply in vivo experimentation skills to neural tissue engineering, through strong collaborative efforts with clinicians and engineers from local and overseas institutions (A*Star, SMART, Jinan University, University of Cambridge). The candidate will also be co-supervised by Prof. Laurent DAVID (CNRS).

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 Investigators 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.

Required education and skills
  • Bachelors level scientist with biomedical engineering background in tissue engineering.
  • Expertise in rodent models, immunofluorescent and histochemical staining of tissues, evaluation of tissue response/interactions using fluorescent microscopy (confocal) imaging.
  • Expertise in 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.
Salary and Appointment Terms

Starting salaries will depend on candidate’s qualification and experience. Candidates are expected to start Oct 2020. Review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Further information & contact

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: