Assistant Professor, Visual Sciences and Vision Disorders

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) is recruiting two new tenure-track faculty members to work at ASPIRE (SERI-NUS BASIC SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN OCULAR RESEARCH), a NUS-SERI joint laboratory which was recently formed. The joint laboratory aims to bridge existing strengths in fundamental basic sciences at NUS Medicine with expertise in translational ophthalmology at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Bridging world-class research at both institutions will provide the successful candidates with an outstanding opportunity for the translation and innovation of fundamental eye and vision research into the clinical setting.

The recruited faculty member will hold their primary appointment at NUS Medicine with a joint appointment with SERI/SNEC. The level of appointment will be at Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and track record. The recruitment package will include an attractive salary, generous start-up research funding as well as office and laboratory space. The successful candidate is expected to build and lead a collaborative and productive research team and apply for competitive grants to sustain his/her research in the long term.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, research statement (no longer than 3 pages), curriculum vitae with full list of publications and summary of accomplishments to Ms Yvonne Lee at by 15 April 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Established in 1905, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is the first institution of higher learning in Singapore and the genesis of the National University of Singapore.

It admits 300 students to the MBBS degree programme annually and its principal missions are to educate and train the next generation of healthcare professionals, and foster research that will help to advance the practice of medicine.

The 18 NUS Medicine departments in the basic sciences and clinical specialties work closely with the Centre for Medical Education, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, the Centre for Healthcare Simulation as well as the restructured public hospitals to ensure that teaching and research are aligned and relevant to Singapore’s healthcare needs. The School is a founding institutional member of the National University Health System.

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Interested candidates who wish to know more about this position may contact Professor Aung Tin, Director of Singapore Eye Research Institute (


We seek candidates (PhD or MD/PhD) with internationally competitive track records in fundamental or translational laboratory-based research. Individuals with interests in areas relating to cell therapy, regeneration or gene therapy are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with cell and/or animal experimental models relevant to eye and vision disorders are preferred but not a pre-requisite.

More Information

Location: [[NUS, Kent Ridge Campus]]
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: [[Department of Ophthalmology]]
Employee Referral Eligible: No