Principal Investigator

Bioinformatics Institute/A*STAR
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Job Description: 

Principal Investigator Position in Computational Genomics and Systems Biology

Genome and Gene Expression Data Analysis Division/ BII/A*STAR, Singapore

Positions Available
Closing Date: 15 January, 2013

Applicants should possess Ph.D. degree in a relevant area (e.g., computational biology, systems biology, discrete mathematics, statistics, biophysics) and a notable publication record.

You should have strong research skills and publications' record, especially in the areas of genome & transcriptome data analysis, systems biology and computational cancer genomics.

Good programming experience (e.g. C/C++, R, S-plus, SQL, Java, Oracle, website and database experience) and experience in experimental studies is a plus.

Possible projects might be focus on microarray and NGS data analysis, DNA-RNA-protein interactions, modelling and prediction of complex interaction networks, ncRNA structures and functions, non-canonical nuclear acid structures, identification and validation of biomarkers associations with cellular phenotypes and human diseases (specifically cancers), and relevant statistical, computational, systems biology algorithms development.


We are looking for a candidate who is independent-minded, can work well in a team environment, and willing to collaborate with experimental laboratories, clinicians and industry.

The job scope includes:
Genome sequence and expression profile analyses relevant to basic biological or/and clinical problems with the goal of elucidating genome-phenotype relationships and the mechanisms linking the two.
Recruit and lead a group.
Education of PhD students and, to a minor degree, of MSc students.

The position provides a three-year renewable contract with competitive benefits. Interested applicants should send your CV, statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Vladimir Kuznetsov (

Contact Information: 

Dr. Vladimir Kuznetsov (

About Our Organization: 

The Bioinformatics Institute (BII) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Biomedical Sciences Institutes. Funded by Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of A*STAR, BII was set up in July 2001 as part of the national initiative to foster and advance biomedical research and human capital for a vibrant knowledge-based Singapore. BII aims to be a premier international institute in Bioinformatics by fostering and conducting leading-edge informatics research and development, providing high quality training and generating knowledge from large diverse volumes of biology, chemistry and medical data.

BII is located in the Biopolis, Singapore's premier hub for Biomedical Sciences. The Biopolis is dedicated to providing facilities for R&D activities and an environment that fosters a collaborative culture amongst the private and public research institutes.