Researcher in Biochemistry
National University of Singapore Department of Biochemistry

Research Fellow (Biochemistry)


The National University of Singapore invites applications for postdoc positions with immediate effect in the Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be made on 2 years contract basis in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a potent signaling lipid secreted by hematopoietic cells plays numerous biologically significant roles including its requirement for immune, stem cell trafficking, and blood vessel health. Our laboratory discovered Mfsd2b as the S1P transporter for its extracellular signaling roles (Vu et al., Nature 2017). The current projects focus on the understanding of the physiological significance of this S1P transporter using mouse models.

Main duties and responsibilities

The postdoc candidate will lead a newly funded NMRC research project in which he or she will work with the PI to study the physiological impacts of Mfsd2b and its ligand S1P to cells/animals physiology.

The postdoc candidate will be able to:

Independently lead a research project using mouse models.

Design and Perform experiments, interpret the data, and write papers.

Assist with any other duties such as training junior lab members.

Strong team player skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce.




The applicant should hold a PhD with postdoc experience is a plus. Experience should include the follows but not limited to:

Experience and knowledge of the cardiovascular system and vascular biology research is essential.

The candidate should have experience, preferentially with experience in using mouse model for vascular research.

Experience with histological assessments by H&E and immune-fluorescent staining of mouse tissues.

Experience with gene expression in common cell lines and primary murine cells.

Experience with basic molecular biology techniques is preferred. Experiments include but not limited to molecular cloning, protein expression/purification, immunoprecipitation, Western blots.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to principle investigator Dr. Long Nguyen at

Formal application:

Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees)

The positions opened until fulfilled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

Further information, please contact:

Ms Fatin
National University of Singapore
MD7, Department of Biochemistry, #02-08
8 Medical Drive Singapore 117596

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