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Research Officer / Research Assistant (Stem Cell)

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The Opportunity

Esco Lifesciences Group, is Singapore’s most globalized life sciences company, with annual revenues close to SGD 200M and global operations in over 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Esco Aster Pte Ltd is an affiliate of Esco Lifesciences Group and was first introduced in 2017.

At Esco Aster Pte Ltd, we are a contract development and manufacturing organization founded and deeply rooted by scientists enabling fellow scientists to translate their bench work into commercially available products and services at affordable prices.

The work we do creates a remarkable and lasting impact on our world. Join us as we redefine healthcare for the current and future generations to come.

Esco Aster.

One World. One Health.

Who we’re looking for

Physical/Mental Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific data and publications.
  • Ability to author or review protocols, technical reports and technology transfer documents.
  • Ability to author or review standard operating procedures and other related documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to focus.
  • Repetitive motions due to certain laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to adapt and keep up with rapid changes in a fluid and dynamic environment as this is a rapidly evolving space.

The Scope

You will be part of Esco Aster Singapore’s Stem Cell team and contribute towards the overall site mission and objectives. You will work on development of iPSCs lines, iPSCs differentiation into target cell types (e.g. cardiomyocytes, beta cells) and establishment of large scale cell expansion using company’s proprietary technology for further applications in cell therapy and cultivated meat.

Primary work location: Ayer Rajah, Singapore

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform iPSCs, MSCs culture.
  • Isolate cells from primary tissues to create cell lines and reprogram isolated cells into iPSCs.
  • Perform and design methods to differentiate iPSCs into target cell types such as cardiomyocytes, beta cells.
  • for cell therapy or muscle cells, adipocytes for cultivated meat.
  • Perform characterization of the obtained cell lines by means of FACS, qPCR and fluorescent microscopy.
  • Perform process development for cell expansion utilizing MiniTide or other cell culture reactors.
  • Work jointly with other departments (DSP processing/analytical development/QC) to develop end to end continuous process with process intensification.
  • Perform tasks in a compliant manner according to SOP guidelines and GLP regulations.
  • Execute service contracts from research to clinical grade cell therapy.
  • Be involved with cross-functional team for Internal transfer from GLP into clinical trial manufacturing.
  • Write technical reports, SOPs following Good Documentation Practices (GDP).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biology or strongly related scientific discipline with minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture.
  • Good aseptic cell culture techniques.
  • Experience with induced pluripotent stem cells is a plus.
  • Experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques such as FACS, qPCR, Fluorescent Microscopy.
  • Experience with cell expansion systems (suspension or adherent types).
  • Ability to read and interpret publications and protocols.
  • Experience working under GMP is an added advantage.
  • Basic proficiencies in computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, initiative, self-motivated and task oriented.
  • A team player who is respectful and supports/ communicates constructively.
  • Able to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Good oral and written English.

Apply now by submitting a Cover Letter and CV to [email protected].