Career Opportunities

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

SG United Full-time Research Apprentice

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

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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


  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:

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

SRF/RF/RA/PO positions open

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.

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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


  • 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

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

Product Specialist (LCMS)

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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

(Only shortlisted candidates will be notified)

Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Scientific Officer

The Scientific Officer will be assisting in various projects and the operation of the Singapore Phenome Centre.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Metabolite extraction from clinical and environmental samples.

  • Analyze clinical and environmental samples using UPLC-QTOF and UPLC-TQ

  • Method development

  • Operate and maintain UPLC-QTOF and UPLC-TQ for metabolomics.

  • Report the results internally with the centre and department.

  • Assisting with administrative duties in the centre on an ad-hoc basis.

  • Conducting Mass Spectrometry Imaging Experiment

  • Plan and execute experiments; collect, analyze and report data to reporting officer

  • Communicate scientific results in written and oral formats, internally with centre.

  • Execute necessary duties for laboratory instrument maintenance



  • Candidates should have a master degree\Ph.D. in relevant fields such as Chemistry, biochemistry or related life science disciplines.

  • The candidate needs to communicate efficiently with the team, is a fast learner, and require minimal supervision.

  • The candidate must have hands-on experience in method development and providing support on analytical instruments such as LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, QTOF, TQ, Mass Spectrometry Imaging, proficiency with scientific programming is important.

  • Good work knowledge of analytical application in clinical and environmental science

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must be self-motivated

  • A track record for delivering quality work within timelines

  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team player

  • Keen willingness and humility to teach and learn from fellow teammates

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail are critical

  • Strict adherence to confidentiality policy and research ethics

Interested candidates may send their CVs to Prof Yulan Wang (

Singapore Phenome Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

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