Post Doctoral Fellow (Population Genomics)

Organization: 
Genome Institute of Singapore
Job Location: 
Singapore
Job Description: 

A position in Statistical and Population Genomics is available at the Genome Institute of Singapore led by a new investigator Dr Weiwei Zhai. The group uses computational and statistical methods to study interesting problems in evolutionary biology (in particular population genetics and molecular evolution). We are interested in a variety of problems including adaptive evolution in humans and a wide collection of domesticated species, ancient population genetics, population genetics of domestication (e.g. rice and dogs) and the evolution of somatic cells (e.g. normal tissue homeostasis, cancer and single cell genomics).

Requirements: 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D and have a background in evolutionary biology or come from a quantitative field (such as statistics or computer science) and have a demonstrated interest in genetics and evolution. Strong programming and bioinformatics skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated and able to work independently when needed. Experience with high-throughput sequencing analysis is an asset. Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English are necessary.

Contact Information: 

Those interested to apply, please email your full information (including a CV and description of research interests) relevant experience and contact numbers to: gisrecruit@gis.a-star.edu.sg. Informal inquiries can be sent to: weiwei.zhai@gmail.com. Applications will be considered as they are received; positions will be available any time starting in September.

Genome Institute of Singapore
60 Biopolis Street
#02-01 Genome
Singapore 138672
Website: www.gis.a-star.edu.sg
PI information: http://sourcedb.big.cas.cn/yw/pl/fs/201304/t20130401_3808924.html

* We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About Our Organization: 

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). It has a global vision that seeks to use genomic sciences to improve public health and public prosperity. Established in 2001 as a centre for genomic discovery, the GIS will pursue the integration of technology, genetics and biology towards the goal of individualized medicine.

The key research areas at the GIS include Systems Biology, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology & Pharmacology, Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Genomic Technologies, and Computational & Mathematical Biology. The genomics infrastructure at the GIS is utilized to train new scientific talent, to function as a bridge for academic and industrial research, and to explore scientific questions of high impact.