Postdoctoral research fellow in biological data mining and modeling

Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
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Job Description

A postdoctoral research fellow position in the areas of data mining and modeling is available in the Loo lab ( at the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Singapore. The group focuses on studying complex cellular responses to chemical and biological compounds using quantitative data modeling and cellular imaging methods. The successful candidate will develop new data mining and modeling algorithms and tools for predicting drug toxicity based on chemical structures, cellular images, and gene expression profiles. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a highly interdisciplinary and stimulating environment.


Candidates must have a strong quantitative background, with a Ph.D. in computer science, computational biology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical or computer engineering, or other related fields. Strong knowledge in machine learning, data mining, regression analysis, statistics, and programming (R and/or Python) are required. Candidates with interdisciplinary training in chemistry/biology and computing are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must also possess good communication skills, and be fluent in both spoken and written English.

How to Apply

Applicants should send

  1. a one-page cover letter briefly describing prior research experience and accomplishments,
  2. a one-page statement of research interests,
  3. CV,
  4. contact information of two references, and
  5. reprints of one to two publications

to Dr. Lit-Hsin Loo (

About Our Organization

The Bioinformatics Institute (BII), Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR), focuses on theoretical approaches aimed at understanding biomolecular mechanisms that underlie biological phenomena, the development of computational methods to support this discovery process, and experimental verification of predicted molecular and cellular functions of genes and proteins with biochemical methods. Together with the other A*STAR research institutes and multinational R&D organizations in the Biopolis, the BII is situated in a conducive environment for exchange of scientific knowledge and friendly interaction that will prompt greater collaborations, and position the Biopolis as a notable biomedical R&D hub in Asia and in the world.

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