Head of Computational Genomics Infrastructure

Genome Institute of Singapore
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Job Description

The Genome Institute of Singapore (http://www.gis.a-star.edu.sg) is seeking a candidate to support collaborative research between the institute and industry partners. This includes participating in the marketing effort to attract industry projects and also working with GIS scientists and project managers to plan and manage such projects.

In addition, the candidate shall oversee the institute's IT infrastructure and scientific computing needs. These needs include support for next generation sequencing technologies, human genotyping, and computational biology researchers. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating bioinformatics resources and data analysis pipelines, liaising with scientific research staff to identify new areas of need, guiding internal development efforts in data management and processing, and planning and managing the IT budget.  The candidate shall provide leadership in developing the Institute’s next-generation compute infrastructure.


Applicants are expected to have a strong background in computational genomics, computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics and/or information technologies. Experience with contemporary genomic technologies is desirable, but not required. Strong preference will be given to individuals with industry experience and an established track record of management.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to send a CV, including names and email contact information for three references, to gisrecruit@gis.a-star.edu.sg. Please include “Head of Computational Genomics Infrastructure” in the subject line. Kindly indicate current & expected salary, reason(s) for leaving and availability to commence work. Questions may be directed to Niranjan Nagarajan (nagarajann@gis.a-star.edu.sg).

About Our Organization

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is the national flagship program for genomic sciences in Singapore.  The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the parent funding body for the GIS and has a long-term commitment to create world-class infrastructure for genomics. 

GIS seeks to use genomic sciences to improve public health and public prosperity.  As a center for genomic discovery, GIS will pursue the integration of technology, genetics and biology and towards the goal of individualised medicine.

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