Research Fellow, Biostatistician

02 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Fellow position in the Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. 

Purpose of the post

We are looking for a biostatistician with 3 years of contract to analyze high-dimensional molecular assay data for clinical biomarker discovery in cardiovascular diseases. The staff will be involved in biomarker studies across a multitude of local and cross-country cohorts of patients under care for heart failure, coronary artery disease, and acute coronary syndromes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties are:

  1. Drive the statistical analysis plan for high-dimensional, quantitative molecular data sets and prioritize diagnostic and prognostic markers (proteins, metabolites, and non-coding RNAs in blood circulation) for specified clinical endpoints or endophenotypes
  2. Integrate blood biomarkers with other cardiac imaging modalities to make inference of the connections between circulating markers and cardiac function phenotypes
  3. Direct collaboration with clinicians and presentation of data analysis outcomes

We expect an ideal candidate to:

  1. Be fluent in advanced statistical and machine learning methods, especially optimization and Bayesian statistics
  2. Have solid background in molecular biology and statistics, especially in high-dimensional data analysis
  3. Be proficient in low-level computer languages and linux/unix servers
  4. Have excellent communication skills and demonstrate records of good scientific writing


The applicant should:

  • Have a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, or any related disciplines
  • Be able to work independently and have excellent organization skills to deal with a number of collaborations and data analysis support; and
  • Excellent communication skills and proven record in scientific writing

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 12316

Similar jobs

Similar jobs