Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Carcell, Singapore


Carcell is an EVX company that is building an “assembly line” business model that empowers rapid cell and gene therapy development. Co-founded by biotech veterans and backed by elite VCs, Carcell’s core capabilities cover all essential aspects of drug development including pre-clinical R&D, IP licensing and management, CMC and manufacturing, IND filing and clinical testing. This core platform will support multiple cell and gene therapy programs, with an initial focus on immune-oncology, autoimmune diseases and rare diseases. We believe that Carcell’s model of a centralized cell and gene therapy platform will rapidly and cost-efficiently translate innovative research into successful clinical products.

Carcell has R&D teams, central function teams, and manufacturing infrastructure based in Shanghai, Singapore, and Boston (upcoming).

We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Molecular Biology team in Singapore in this exciting venture. An ideal candidate is one who is independent, technically competent, highly motivated, and able to efficiently work across multiple projects. This role reports to the Head of Molecular Biology.


  • Perform a variety of molecular biology experiments and assays such as cell culture and transfection, cloning, transformation, nucleic acid purification and characterization, ELISA, qPCR, Western blot.

  • Assist in experiments involving animals (mouse).

  • Laboratory management duties including procurement, inventory management, ensuring equipment wellbeing by timely scheduling of maintenance/ servicing/ calibration

  • Ensure smooth day-to-day operations in the lab

  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of experimental design, research findings, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs etc. in electronic lab notebook

  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports. Present and communicate research findings with internal teams

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above

  • Experience & Qualifications

  • B.S. in Molecular Biology, Genetics or related discipline with prior laboratory research experience

  • M.S. in Molecular Biology, Genetics or related discipline preferred.

  • Hands-on experience in maintenance of mammalian cell and bacterial cultures, manipulation of nucleic acid (transformation/transfection, cloning, PCR)

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a fast-paced biotech startup


  • Experience in in vivo animal work (mouse)

  • Experience in molecular biology and immunology-related assays (ELISA, qPCR, Western Blot)

  • Experience in research relating to genetic engineering/LNPs or flow cytometry is a plus

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