Career Opportunities

Please contact the SSMS Secretary at info@ssms.org.sg if you wish to advertise a position on the website.

All positions will be advertised for 6 months unless otherwise specified.

Research Assistant

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is looking for a research assistant in a project which seeks to understand the mechanisms of decomposition and revegetation of peat in South East Asia. The position is within a multi-disciplinary research team consisting of postdoctoral research fellows, research assistants and associates, as well as principal investigators (PIs) from the Department of Biological Sciences, Geography and School of Computing. We offer a vibrant research environment with top-class facilities.

The positions will be full time and in the field of chemical and molecular analytics. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the team in workflow development, data collection, analysis and drafting project reports. The experimental works will be focusing on the analysis of organic and inorganic components in peatland ecosystems using advanced mass spectrometry methods.


We seek a highly motivated applicant with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, chemistry, life sciences or related fields. Prior laboratory experience working with the chemical and molecular aspects of environmental samples are advantageous. The ideal applicant should also possess strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work extremely well with others in a collaborative team environment and be culturally sensitive. The applicant for this position must also be willing to spend time at field sites situated in remote parts of SE Asia.


How to apply:

Informal enquiries are welcome. Submit your application including CV, names and contact information of 2-3 references to erinaah@nus.edu.sg

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Operations Lead (Research Assistant)

SLING, Singapore Lipidomics Incubator

SLING, the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator at the National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of an Operations Lead (Research Assistant).This is an exciting opportunity to help drive the translation of mass spectrometry technologies into clinical applications, in a partnership between NUS, Agilent Technologies and National University Hospital (NUH). More information can be found here https://sling.sg/nusagilenthub/nus-agilent-hub-for-translation-and-capture/

Job description

The successful candidate will provide overall management support to the program director, lead scientists and other staff, to help ensure the successful delivery of all program objectives. We are looking for a highly organized person with the ability to work on a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. Effective communication with stakeholders from industry, funding agencies, academic researchers and administrative executives is of utmost importance. We offer a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment with top-class research facilities. A friendly atmosphere and collaborations between different departments at NUS, NUH and with international institutions. You would closely work with a team of scientific members to meet the responsibilities detailed below.


Key responsibilities

• Responsible for all operational, logistical and administrative aspects of the NUS-Agilent Hub for Translation & Capture

• Coordinate efforts between NUS, Agilent and NUH to ensure on-time project completion

• Tracking of deliverables and milestones, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met

• Highlight and resolve issues and challenges related to the Hub together with the principal investigators and executive committee

• Prepare yearly progress reports for submission and follow up with any queries thereafter

• Perform procurement for the Hub; including high value equipment, in-kind/donation equipment contribution from Agilent and consumables

• Perform grant variations and quarterly fund requisitions according to researchers’ needs

• Prepare agenda and chair quarterly executive committee meetings and half-yearly steering committee meetings

Qualifications

• BSc or MSc degree in clinical or life sciences

• Ability to prioritize duties, pay keen attention to details and communicate effectively

• At least 3 years’ experience in project management experience

• Prior experience in managing multiparty programs and cross-functional teams is considered a strong advantage


How to apply

Informal enquiries are welcome. Submit your application including CV, names and contact information of 2-3 references to anne.bendt@nus.edu.sg

This position will be available with immediate effect.

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Research assistant (Clinical Mass Spectrometry)

SLING, Singapore Lipidomics Incubator

SLING, the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator at the National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of a Research Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and translate mass spectrometry technologies into clinical applications, in a partnership between NUS, Agilent Technologies and National University Hospital (NUH). More information can be found here https://sling.sg/nusagilenthub/nus-agilent-hub-for-translation-and-capture/

Job description

The successful candidate would help drive the establishment of a new clinical mass spectrometry service at the National University Hospital and, in doing so, deliver a service that can provide accurate measurement of analytes that require this sensitive and specific methodology, including but not limited to endocrine hormones. We offer a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment with top-class facilities. A friendly atmosphere and collaborations between different departments at NUS, NUH and with international institutions. You would closely work with a team of clinical and scientific members to meet the responsibilities detailed below.


Responsibilities

• Provide guidance and supervision for the set-up and validation of a number of LC-MS/MS assays for routine clinical use

• Delivery of an accurate, reliable and timely LC-MS/MS diagnostic service that enables optimum patient care

• Oversee the documentation of standard operating procedure for the assay development and deployment in the clinical mass spectrometry laboratory

• Oversee the quality system to ensure the service continues to deliver quality results and meet the needs of clinicians and patients

• Review and summarize the literature for relevant clinical indications and interpretation regarding the new LC-MS/MS assays

• Maintain a culture and environment conducive to high quality medical research

• Through close collaboration with the Research & Development team, investigate possible novel biomarkers that may fulfil an unmet clinical need

• Collaborate with other institutions both nationally and internationally where opportunities of benefit to the Hub arise

Qualifications

• BSc or Master’s degree in clinical or life sciences

• At least 3 years of developing and running mass spectrometry-based assays

• Prior experience in clinical laboratory or developing tests that have received regulatory approval is considered a strong advantage


How to apply

The project is headed by Anne K Bendt (NUS) and Loh Tze Ping (NUH). Informal enquiries are welcome. Submit your application including CV, names and contact information of 1-2 references to anne.bendt@nus.edu.sg

This position will be available with immediate effect.

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Research Fellow (Environmental Science / Analytical Chemistry / Biological Chemistry)

Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute

Singapore is known globally for its use of technology to create a sustainable model for water management and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been at the forefront of Singapore’s R&D effort in environmental and clean water technologies.

Recently ranked as among the world’s top 9 notable water research foundations, NTU’s Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), a key component of NTU’s Sustainable Earth Peak of Excellence, has performed research and translated its interdisciplinary research outcomes into industry and community development applications since its inception in 2008.

We are looking for 1 highly motivated and enthusiastic Research staff to join our Research Centre.

Job Description

- Build up capabilities in environmental based analytical platform, e.g., Microplastic identification and quantification, targeted and untargeted analysis in water and air, metal speciation analysis, etc.

- Responsible for high-end instrument training and maintenance, such as GC-QQQ, GC QTOF, LC QTOF, etc.

- Responsible for purchase of instruments and consumables in analytical lab to ensure smooth operation.

- Provide testing and analysis service for research projects and industrial service projects.

- Supervise and train junior team members for environmental analytical method development.

- Write research papers and assist in preparation of project proposals and oral presentation slides.

Job Requirements:

- Ph.DJob Description

- Build up capabilities in environmental based analytical platform, e.g., Microplastic identification and quantification, targeted and untargeted analysis in water and air, metal speciation analysis, etc.

- Responsible for high-end instrument training and maintenance, such as GC-QQQ, GC QTOF, LC QTOF, etc.

- Responsible for purchase of instruments and consumables in analytical lab to ensure smooth operation.

- Provide testing and analysis service for research projects and industrial service projects.

- Supervise and train junior team members for environmental analytical method development.

- Write research papers and assist in preparation of project proposals and oral presentation slides.


Job Requirements:

- Ph.D. in suitable field, e.g. Environmental Science, Analytical chemistry, Biological chemistry or other related filed.

- High motivation for research and development.

- Proficiency in mass spectrometry, GC, LC and other related analytical techniques.

- Hands-on experience in environmental sample preparation and analysis is a plus.

- Good written and oral skills in English.

Experience in carrying out independent research as well as to be able to work in a team.. in suitable field, e.g. Environmental Science, Analytical chemistry, Biological chemistry or other related filed.

- High motivation for research and development.

- Proficiency in mass spectrometry, GC, LC and other related analytical techniques.

- Hands-on experience in environmental sample preparation and analysis is a plus.

- Good written and oral skills in English.

Experience in carrying out independent research as well as to be able to work in a team.


Interested candidate may send your CV to yunbo.lv@ntu.edu.sg, or apply via link: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Research-Fellow--Environmental-Science-Analytical-Chemistry-Biological-Chemistry-_R00004579-1

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SG United Full-time Research Apprentice

Protein and Proteomics Centre, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

The FTRA will be working as a research assistant in the Protein & Proteomics Centre, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore for nine months. The research assistant will work together with a group of scientists and researchers on the field of proteomics and mass spectrometry.

The trainees will gain exposure to the following functional areas:

Work as an independent in a research lab environment.
interact with lab members and work together as a team.
Learn to think systematically and analytically

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. perform sample preparation for proteomics samples

  2. perform routine biochemical laboratory activities such as buffer preparation, gel electrophoresis and protein assays

  3. perform other laboratory housekeeping, safety and  administrative matters

  4. perform basic proteomics data analysis

  5. perform basic operation of lab instrument (HPLC/ Freezer/plate reader, etc.)

Competencies trainee will learn during SGUnited Traineeship Programme:

  1. Gain experience in routine research laboratory activities

  2. Able to work independently and with minimum supervision

  3. Excellent communication skills and team player

Qualifications

  1. Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

  2. Graduated in 2020 or 2019

  3. Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences or Science-related areas.

  4. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision

  5. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team

  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

To apply, please contact Dr Lin Qingsong , Email: dbslinqs@nus.edu.sg

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SRF/RF/RA/PO positions open

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

The position is advertised to recruit an SRF/RF/RA/PO to join a newly funded project led by A/P Ng Kee Woei. This project relates to the development of nanomaterials as matrices to carry out biomolecule-nanomaterial interaction studies using primarily MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough literature review and generate periodic updates

  • Carry out nanomaterials synthesis, functionalization, and characterization

  • Carry out MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry to analyse biocorona on nanomaterials

  • Carry out data analysis of mass spectrometry profiles to identify biomarkers

  • Develop analytical software approaches to set up standardized high-throughput data collection and analysis workflows

  • Carry out biochemical and biological assays to understand the bioavailability, biopersistence and toxicity of nanomaterials

  • Develop and optimize protocols

  • Supervise junior research staff, undergraduate and graduate student projects

  • Manage logistical issues and supervise laboratory operations

  • Coordinate collaborative work within multidisciplinary team and external collaborators

  • Generate periodic progress report as required by funding agency

Requirements

  • PhD in Materials Science/Chemistry/Biological Science/Chemical Engineering/Forensics or related fields

  • A strong track record of research ability and demonstrated contribution to research (e.g., research publications, grant applications, patents) required

  • Relevant research training experience preferred

  • Experience with MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry and biostatistics data analysis preferred

  • Experience in scientific programming (Excel, Matlab, Python) preferred

  • Experience in nanomaterials synthesis, functionalization, and characterization preferred

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture preferred

  • Good communication and writing skills

  • Good coordination/project management skills

  • Able to plan and execute experiments with minimal supervision

  • Able to take initiative to improve processes and troubleshoot problems

  • Able to organize well and adhere to deadlines

Interested candidates please email A/P Ng Kee Woei at kwng@ntu.edu.sg.

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Product Specialist (LCMS)

Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Job Responsibilities:

  • To support the local sales team and distributors in ASEAN and South Asia region for LCMS/MS Sales

  • To conduct regular sales training and educate the sales staff with adequate knowledge about products, markets and applications

  • To expand MS sales in ASEAN and South Asian market by studying the market potential and scope of expansion in each region

  • To strategize and plan promotional activities with sales team

  • To participate in various technological seminars and conference and present Shimadzu MS techniques and advance applications

Job Requirements:

  • Honours Degree of Science or above in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or any life science

  • At least 4-5 years of relevant experience on LCMS instruments in any field, clinical experience will be an added advantage

  • Good knowledge of Analytical Chemistry is preferred

  • Excellent communication skills are required to communicate with customers, partners or internal team members

  • Strong customer-oriented attitude and knowledge of various key market is essential

  • Must be willing to travel extensively in ASEAN or South Asia region

  • Proficiency in Excel for reporting would be an advantage

To apply, please send your CV to hr@shimadzu.com.sg

(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

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