Research Fellow (Bioinformatician)

17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a motivated Bioinformatician in the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The individual will join a multi-disciplinary team, comprising clinician scientists, animal model experts, and stem cell and molecular biologists. As a Bioinformatician, you will be leading the analysis of single-cell and spatial omics technologies applied to advancing our understanding of retinal biology, in health and disease, and to support the development of regenerative and personalised medicine approaches to address unmet clinical needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead bioinformatics projects to address biological questions with statistical confidence
  • Implement existing or novel computational infrastructure to process and analyse single-cell and spatial omics data
  • Show increased ability to work independently and liaise directly with wet lab scientists
  • Planning and prioritizing tasks to ensure timely results delivery for key experiments
  • Develop in-depth knowledge in selected biological disciplines and provide biological interpretations of results
  • Lead new initiatives and research projects, and contribute to publications


  • PhD. in computational biology or related disciplines (or MSc with at least 5 years of work experience)
  • A proven track record with single-cell genomics data (scRNA-seq and/or other modalities, preferably spatially resolved transcriptomics)
  • Knowledge and experience in analysing and integrating Omics data types (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics)
  • Excellent data science and programming skills in R and Python
  • A solid understanding of human cell/molecular/disease biology
  • Strong foundation in statistics and machine learning
  • Proficiency with structuring projects and code for robust, generalizable, and reproducible data analysis
  • Advanced data visualization skills
  • Have an active interest in new technology development and advancing the state of the art
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong team-oriented mindset and interpersonal skills. You contribute to a diverse, open, and collaborative working environment, and prioritize knowledge sharing.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a short cover letter describing your interests, and 3 referee letters to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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 presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Ophthalmology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 17882

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