Dr Ian Cheong Group: Assistant Research Officer

We work at the intersection of microbiology and cancer therapeutics and are committed to driving the next frontier in cancer treatment. We are expanding our dynamic team and seeking a bright and enthusiastic scientist to explore the therapeutic potential of anaerobic bacteria in treating solid tumors. In this role, you will perform research to gain a deeper understanding of anaerobic bacterial biology. You will also be engineering anaerobic bacteria strains with improved therapeutic properties and testing them in animal models.


  • Research & Development: Investigate the use of anaerobic bacteria as a therapeutic agent for solid tumors
  • Experimental Design & Execution: Design and perform in vitro and in vivo (mouse) experiments, ensuring rigorous and reproducible results
  • Data Analysis: Analyze and interpret experimental data; present findings at internal and external meetings
  • Collaboration: Work closely with a broader multi-disciplinary team, including molecular biologists, immunologists, and geneticists
  • Stay Updated: Maintain current knowledge of the literature related to bacterial cancer therapies and tumor biology
  • Publication & Dissemination: Contribute to high-quality research papers and attend relevant conferences or symposia


  • BSc in microbiology, life sciences, or related fields
  • Prior experience in research or clinical lab in microbiology and/or cancer biology
  • Strong understanding of tumor microenvironments, and the interaction between bacteria and human cells would be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in standard molecular biology, microbiology, and cell culture techniques
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidate. Benefits include annual leave, medical and flexi-benefits, etc.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae and contacts of at least two referees to:

Senior Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited
Email: ian@tll.org.sg