Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Heart Failure Genetics

Genome Institute of Singapore
Job Location
Singapore 138672
Job Description

We are inviting highly motivated applications for a post-doctoral research fellow position to lead a large multi-centre program on the human genetic study of heart failure. The study is a part of Singapore's flagship Translational & Clinical Research program on cardiovascular disease. Successful applicant will enjoy the strong research environment at the Genome Institute of Singapore and the chance to work and collaborate with a multi-discipline faculty team. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD from a reputable university with a strong background in human genetics and good skills of statistical genetics, such as large-scale association analysis and the analysis of whole exome and whole genome sequencing data.  Experience in the integration of genetic data with genomic or gene-network information will be desirable.


Requirements :

  • Ph.D. degree in Human Genetics or Statistical Genetics
  • Proven track record in publications
  • Strong experience with working on multiple genomics platforms (e.g. GWAS discovery, next generation sequencing) and datasets generated from said platforms.
  • Very strong analytical skills and applied statistical genetics experience.
  • Aptitude for and experience of collaborative research across the groups of multiple Principal Investigators.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send CV, three recommendation letters and a statement of research to Prof. Jianjun Liu at


About Our Organization

The Genome Institute of Singapore is a unique place for scientific discovery. We believe that a future in biology lies in the fusion of highly comprehensive and massively parallel genomic and computational approaches with cell and medical biology. Therefore, we seek the integration of technology and biology towards answering questions of medical importance.

We will support this vision by creating a social culture that encourages open communication, fluid organisational structures and teamwork, but without diminishing individual effort.

Our approach is strategic and is based on long-term scientific and social objectives. I am very pleased to be leading this noble effort, excited about our future and delighted with the colleagues who have decided to join us on this adventure.


The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is a national initiative with a global vision that seeks to use genomic sciences to Achieve Extra Ordinary Improvements in Human Health and Public Prosperity.

As a centre for genomic discovery, the GIS will pursue the integration of technology, genetics and biology towards Academic, Economic and Societal Impact.

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