A research fellow/ post-doctoral 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 in vivo Spinal Cord Injury scaffold implantation treatment and neural tissue engineering research.
The focus of this project is to evaluate tissue engineered scaffolds for in vivo non-viral drug/gene delivery to enhance neural tissue regeneration. We are seeking an individual who is experienced in working with rats and interested in conducting animal implantation studies and carrying out behavioral tests; 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 local and overseas scientists and engineers.
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 Investigator 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.
Ph.D. level scientist proficient in neural tissue engineering and spinal cord injury.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salaries will depend on candidate’s qualification and experience.
Our laboratory engineers bio-functional micro- and nano-structured scaffolds to understand and direct cellular behavior. We use combinatorial approaches involving substrate topography/compliance and biochemical cues to mediate tissue regeneration and host-implant integration.
Our works range from fundamental science to scaffold, drug/gene delivery technology development; and translational rese...arch. Currently, we focus on scaffold-mediated gene-silencing approaches to understand and direct neural tissue regeneration, stem cell differentiation and host-implant integration.
Our main objective is to provide improved platforms for better understanding and control over cell fate for regenerative medicine.