Postdoctoral Fellow (Bioinformatics)

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR
Job Location
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR
Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the computational biology group at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), Agency of Science and Technology Research (A*STAR). The focus of our research group is an in-depth genomic and epigenomic analysis of highly prevalent metabolic and developmental diseases (e.g. diabetes and obesity) for biomarker discovery. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate, with an expertise in functional genomics and next-generation sequencing data analysis.

The successful candidate will be involved in analyzing genomic data from clinical subjects and will also be a part of collaborations with biological discovery groups, clinicians, pharmaceuticals and nutritional agencies


  • Nextgen sequencing data analysis
  • Data mining of genome and epigenome data from translational studies
  • Preparation of scientific publications, data reports and presentations


  • Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or a closely related field, with a Master's in Biological Sciences or equivalent.
  • Proven productivity by previous publications in peer-reviewed biology journals is essential.
  • Extensive experience with working on multiple genomics platforms (e.g. microarrays, next generation sequencing) and biological data sets (eg. RNASeq, WGS, ChIPseq, SNP and Structural Variations)
  • Expertise in programming skills (C/C++, Java, R & Peri) and common biostatistical tools such as SAS and Matlab.
  • Experience in handling large-scale genomic data
  • Previous experience of working in a biotechnology industry or a consortium is a plus.
  • Very strong analytical skills and applied biostatistics experience.
  • Aptitude for and experience of collaborative research.
  • Highly self-motivated with excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Strong desire to learn in a dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment.
  • Experience of working in a team and with collaborators
  • Ability to work independently and goal oriented
  • Ability to meet multiple priorities and timelines
How to Apply

We welcome interested applicants to email a full CV, list of publications and a one-page letter of intent summarizing past experience and strengths as well as contact details of two referees to 

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