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School of Applied Science - Research Assistant (DNA Extraction and Real-time PCR)

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Agency: Republic Polytechnic
Job no.: 532811
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

About Republic Polytechnic

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering forty-two diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Events and Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.

In addition to offering full-time diploma courses, our Academy for Continuing Education @RP (ACE@RP) is committed to promoting lifelong learning among working adults.

At Republic Polytechnic, you will discover a collaborative culture that supports your pursuit in nurturing learners to be problem-solvers with innovative and entrepreneurial minds. We believe in transforming not only the students but also yourself, as you seek and inspire life-long learning and acquisition of skills. As an organisation that scores many firsts, RP welcomes you to achieve your potential in our dynamic environment.

For more information, please visit http://www.rp.edu.sg/careers or follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Responsibilities

• Work with project leader to achieve the aim of the research project
• Carry out research work on DNA sampling and real-time PCR
• Coordinate with external collaborator on project development
• Document, collate, analyse and interpret data
• Assist in procurement, including liaising with vendors, sourcing for materials, equipment and testing, and raising purchase requests
• Document and track project issues, expenses and budget tracking, action logs and equipment maintenance 
• Assist in preparing progress reports for regular project updates
• Perform any other related duties assigned by the project leader

 

Requirements

• Relevant qualifications in Biomedical Science or Biotechnology and preferably with a minimum of 2 years of experience in research
• Good knowledge of PCR based assays/real-time PCR is preferred
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with people at all levels
• Possess good multi-tasking skills, with a strong sense of responsibility for completing assigned duties on time
• Proficient in IT skills
• Good documentation skills and laboratory techniques
• Successful candidate will be employed on a contract basis

 

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