Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer biology, epigenetics or RNA biology

Singapore (SG)
Monday, 19 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 18 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer biology, epigenetics or RNA biology

Job description

We are recruiting an innovative and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to work with a team of researchers in the areas of epigenetics, RNA biology, chromatin interactions and cancer. Our laboratory is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underscoring the activation of cancer driver genes (Nature Cell Biology 2015, 17: 1327-38; PNAS 2016, 113: 14402-07; Nature Communications 2018, 9: 3183) and investigating the role of non-coding RNAs in the progression of human cancers. We are currently investigating the role of inflammatory mediators in transcription regulation and chromatin dynamics during cancer development.

The successful candidate should be able to work in a high spirited, dynamic and pro-active environment and perform standard molecular biology studies using a variety of in vitro and animal models. The candidate should also possess prior experience in investigating cell signalling pathways and genetic models of cancer, as well as demonstrate competence in CRISPR/Cas9 techniques and next-generation-sequencing methods including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and chromosome conformation capture assays. A background in computational biology is a plus but not essential.

Job requirements

We are looking for exceptional candidates with:

  • A recent PhD graduate (or 1-2 years postdoc experience) in the relevant areas of molecular biology, cancer biology and gene regulation;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and genomics work;
  • Strong publication track record, indicated by first author publications in high quality journals.
  • Ability to write/contribute to research articles, grants and keep meticulous notes/proper scientific documentation;
  • Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, written and oral communication skills;
  • A strong team focus and ability to work independently;
  • A demonstrated ability to supervise PhD students and junior research staff.

Salary: A competitive remuneration package (with health insurance and other benefits) that is commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful candidate will be provided. A 1-year contract for a full time position will be offered at the start with the possibility of extension for another 2-3 years.

To apply for the role, please email your detailed CV, research statement and at least two academic referees to Assistant Professor Yinghui Li ( Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Location: School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally in the QS World University Rankings, and 1st in QS’ league of the world’s best young universities for five consecutive years. Young and research-intensive, NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities and ranked 43th globally for Biological Sciences.

School of Biological Sciences (SBS) is established in 2002 with rich mix of culture and nationalities among our professors and students. We encourage Researcher to seek new knowledge, discover and create innovative solutions.

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