Research Assistant in Computational Biology

09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The laboratory of Assistant Professor Nathan Harmston at Yale-NUS College is currently recruiting a Research Assistant in Computational Biology to work in the area of omics data integration and analysis. This position will be on a fixed term contract of up to 1.5 years.

We are looking for a motivated Computational Biologist with an interest in gene regulation, cancer and omics integration/analysis to join the team in August 2022.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Utilize and/or develop computational tools, including but not limited to, those written in R/Python/Java
  • Develop and use next generation sequencing pipelines for projects within the group
  • Analyse large-scale datasets in collaboration with members of the group and collaborators
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of bioinformatics tools and related research efforts
  • Provide guidance and support to researchers, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein 


The  prospective candidate should have the following:

  • Possess a Bachelor degree in a related scientific area (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics)
  • Experience is analysing datasets relevant to cancer/genomics – specifically RNA-seq
  • Demonstrable knowledge of important developmental signalling pathways in cancer (i.e. Wnt signalling)
  • Experience with R/Python/Java or similar languages and with Unix based platforms
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce 

More Information

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Dr. Nathan Harmston via email at

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae; including a list of publications (if any)
  • Statement on research experience

Review of applications will begin in end June/July 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Division of Science

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