Research fellow in Genetics and Genomics of Neurological Diseases

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Job Location
11 Mandalay Road
Novena campus
Singapore 308232
Job Description

We are a newly established research laboratory focused on the genetics and genomics of neurological diseases, funded by a National Research Foundation (NRF) fellowship. For more information, please visit:

We are looking to recruit a research fellow with a strong background and interest in human disease genetics and/or neuroscience, with strong inclination for a career in academia or industry. This individual is expected to lead key projects in the laboratory involving large-scale resequencing of human DNA samples. He/she will be responsible for statistical and bioinformatics analyses of sequencing data, for working closely with research assistants and associates to evaluate, troubleshoot and optimize experimental protocols and for maintaining frequent contact and communication with clinical collaborators. He/she is also expected to keep up to date with latest research in the field of genetics and neuroscience, and participate actively in discussions, writing manuscripts and grant applications.

Our laboratory is currently based at Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR, Biopolis, but will relocate partially to the Clinical Sciences Building in the LKCMedicine Novena campus by end 2016.


Skills and qualifications:

Candidates should have a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences (preferably related to the field of genetics and heredity) from an internationally-renowned university.

Applicants should have:

  • Prior research experience in molecular biology, DNA genotyping, next generation sequencing analysis, statistics and bioinformatics
  • Self-motivated, independent and well-organized, with excellent technical and communication skills
  • Knowledge in coding (perl, C, java, python, R etc) is mandatory
  • First authored publications in reputable biomedical journals will be a major advantage.
How to Apply

Please apply to Dr Jia Nee Foo (email address: [email protected]) with your cover letter, CV and names of three referees at your earliest convenience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


About Our Organization

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) established in September 2010 is a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The School operates from two campuses – Yunnan Campus at Nanyang Technological University and a new campus to be built at Novena. Our primary healthcare partner is the National Healthcare Group (NHG) which comprises an integrated network of primary healthcare polyclinics, acute care hospitals such as Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and national specialist centres. LKCMedicine delivers a new five-year undergraduate medical programme leading to a joint MBBS degree awarded by Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University.

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