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Scientist - Protein Biochemistry / Assay Development - CLOSED

Maiden Therapeutics, Singapore

This job opening is available to A*STAR Research Fellows only (available under T-Up scheme)

Maiden Therapeutics

Maiden Therapeutics is a venture-backed start-up company developing a platform technology for drug discovery from human breastmilk. Breastfeeding infants is the gold standard for nutrition and disease risk reduction. Maiden captures the human milk microbiome and extracts individual molecules against disease-specific targets (Rare diseases and challenging Pharma targets). The platform technology integrates next generation microbiology techniques, function-driven assays, and functional metagenomics. Maiden has research collaborations with hospitals in Singapore (KKH Women’s and Children’s Hospital) and overseas (St. Luke’s Medical Centre, Manila, Philippines), and has Scientific Advisors in Singapore and Boston, Massachusetts.


​The successful scientist will be required to understand the entire platform technology process and integrate with the research team. This research output from this role will contribute to important research milestones in the company’s development. The primary scientific responsibility will be to develop and validate functional assays (cell or molecular target based) for individual disease-specific targets, that can be integrated to the platform process. Evaluation and interpretation of data from this work and oral communication / written report or manuscripts is a requirement.


Job Requirements

  • PhD in Life Sciences / Biochemistry or Immunology

  • Experimental skill set to include microbiology, cell culture, cell-based assays, molecular target assays (ELISA, qPCR, etc)

  • Experience with design and validation of in vitro biochemical assays

  • Prior experience in drug discovery would be an advantage

  • Meticulous lab and experimental management skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ready to work in a dynamic start-up research environment


Interested candidates, please submit a CV and cover letter to