The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is an integrated biomedical research institute with a focus on applying genomic approaches to gain fundamental and translational insights into gene regulation, stem cells and development, human genetics, infectious diseases, and cancer. We are seeking to leverage upon our research discoveries and expand upon the considerable capabilities of our successful research programs by the addition of two key, Principal Investigator positions.
Ideal candidates for both positions should have a PhD in biosciences and at least 5 years post-doctoral experience with a record of scientific achievement and demonstrated creative abilities. You must be comfortable working in a dynamic research organization and be able to balance multiple responsibilities. Strong communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment are critical for success in these roles.
Functional Genomics Principal Investigator
We seek an individual who has the capacity to implement new technological approaches to assess gene functions. Candidate should be familiar with the latest genomics and genetics technologies and in analyzing data from attendant research programs. Experience in scaling up screening platforms, such as small molecules and siRNA screens, is preferred. Previous experience working with biotech or pharma companies is a plus. Will be expected to recruit and manage a research team that is seamlessly integrated with biological discovery groups within the GIS and through external collaborations.
Technology Development Principal Investigator
This position will be filled by someone who is able to manage a team that will provide creative technical solutions to build upon ‘omics discoveries. This person will be charged with taking early research leads on the path to commercial development. The ideal candidate will have experience working with discovery research scientists to identify commercial opportunities. Should have a solid understanding of the needs of pharma, biotech and diagnostic companies. Experience working with business development groups is valuable for this role. Should also be able to engage the medical community to link early research efforts with clinical needs.