A Research Platform for Singapore

Lab Technician

Posted Date:3 November 2023
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed term



TUMCREATE is a multidisciplinary research platform of the Technical University Munich (TUM) at the Singapore Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). We are joining forces with universities, public agencies, and industry for the advancement of future technologies.

The CellFACE project is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The aims are to establish imaging flow cytometry as a label-free platform technology for routine cellular diagnostics at the point-of-care. To assure success of the interdisciplinary CellFACE project, back-to-back teams between Munich and Singapore are formed. Using co-creational principles engineers and life scientists at TUMCREATE, NTU, and A*STAR cooperate with clinicians at National University Hospital to develop a workflow solution for blood cell analysis to improve acute care diagnostics.

Please visit www.tum-create.edu.sg for more information about TUMCREATE.


Job Purpose/Objective of the Position:

We seek an experienced Lab Technician to join our team, working on the next generation of AI-powered high-throughput blood cell analysis technology. As a key member of our team, you will ensure the functionality and reliability of our laboratory instruments, manage supplies, and support the team with wet lab protocols. This is a fixed term contract until March 2025.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform haematology analysis of clinical samples within a BSL-2 lab setting
  • Conduct routine calibration, quality checks, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate in the review, development, and refinement of laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Monitor supply levels, addressing shortages, and ensure timely inventory replenishment.
  • Support students in the wet lab, facilitating/guide their integration through a structured onboarding/coaching process.
  • Maintain records of equipment calibrations, maintenance activities, and training sessions for other lab personnel.
  • Act as a representative of the lab team in cross-functional projects when necessary


Job Requirements/Competencies:

  • Bachelor's degree/Diploma/Higher NITEC/NITEC, with a preference for qualifications in Biomedical, Biochemistry or related life science fields from a reputable institution.
  • Prior 2 years of experience and expertise in flow cytometry, haematology analysis, and operation of microscopes is an advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills complemented by meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in reporting, with an emphasis on workflow management and control.
  • Foundational computer and data analysis capabilities.
  • In-depth understanding of laboratory safety and infection control measures, including standard precautions and the safe handling of hazardous chemicals.


What TUM CREATE offers you:

  • Competitive salary that commensurate with experience
  • Medical insurance
  • Good amount of leave/vacation days
  • Vibrant, modern and positive working environment in Singapore
  • Campus-sited office location with a host of facilities
  • In-building perks including gym, game room and coffee room



Please send your application including cover letter and CV to hr@tum-create.edu.sg.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to your application.