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Research Officer/ Assistant (Exosomes)

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.

The Scope

You will be part of Esco Aster’s EVs/Exosomes division and contribute to the company’s CDMO mission and objectives. You will perform research and process development activities, mainly in support of EVs/Exosomes division, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, clients and partners.

Primary Work Location: Ayer Rajah, Singapore.

Report to: Head of Scientific & Sales Operations

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute service contracts from research to clinical grade EVs/Exosomes for upstream and downstream bioprocessing.
  • Utilize Tide Motion to generate EVs/Exosomes alongside with characterization via FACS and equivalent techniques.
  • Perform process characterization as needed based on project scope.
  • Work jointly with other departments (DSP processing/analytical development/QC) to develop end to end continuous process with process intensification.
  • Be involved with cross-functional team for Internal transfer from GLP into clinical trial manufacturing which may include validation (e.g. FAT) and engineering runs.
  • Write and execute experimental plans as well as white papers, technical reports, presentations.
  • Support sales, Business Development, product specialists and associated departments as subject matter expert by assisting in technical proposal and costing generation.
  • Support product and service sales in application, marketing content and quotations.
  • Aid in working with cross functional team to develop and test new tools for producing Exosomes /EVs.
  • Aid in writing of user requirement specifications.


  • Degree  in Biology or related disciplines.
  • Bioengineering/Cell biology Background.
  • At least 1-2 year Cell Culture experience.
  • At least 1-2 years related laboratory experience with good laboratory practices and pipetting skills (experience in EVs/exosomes preferred).
  • Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, take initiative and self-learn to keep up with market trends and comply with company policies.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • A friendly and pleasant disposition able to work with team.
  • Experience in the production, purification, and characterization of exosomes or nanoparticles is highly favorable but not strictly required (OJT provided).

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

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