Research Fellow (Bioinformatician - Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • Ability to develop database to compile vast amounts of information from activities such as gene expression profiling and protein expression is an added advantage.
  • Able to create and perform modelling to analyse biological data, develop dynamic simulations, and pattern analyses of biological systems.
  • Experience in the creation of data algorithms and specialised computer software to identify and classify components of a biological system, such as DNA sequences.
  • Responsible for the development of systems for collection and organisation of data.
  • Able to present the analysed data sets to scientist, researchers and clinicians.


  • Perform analysis on next generation sequencing data including genetic variant calling, gene expression and others.
  • Compile data for use in activities such as gene expression profiling, genome annotation, and structural bioinformatics.
  • Analyse large molecular datasets such as raw microarray data and genomic sequence data for clinical or basic research purposes.
  • Manipulate publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary genomic or post-genomic databases.
  • Prepare summary statistics of information regarding human genomes.
  • Create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.
  • Research genetic characteristics or expression
  • Analyse biological samples.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.


  • Consult with researchers to analyse problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies.
  • Communicate research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports.
  • Direct the work of technicians and information technology staff applying bioinformatics tools or applications in areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, and clinical bioinformatics.
  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, and gene function determination Improve user interfaces to bioinformatics software and databases.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use. Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel. Instruct and train others in the selection and use of bioinformatics tools.
  • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools.


  • PhD in the field of bioinformatics, biostatistics or computational biology
  • Post-doctoral training minimum of three years
  • Background experience within different biomedical science and health fields, including biology, genetics or pharmaceuticals
  • Perform analysis on next generation sequencing data including genetic variant calling, gene expression and others (added advantage)

Skills required:

  • Good command of English, spoken and written
  • Strong publication track record
  • Experience in the analysis of short or long-reads sequencing data
  • Proficiency in Python, R, C++ or similar languages
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to meet tasked milestones and deadlines

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 : Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 13242

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