Research Associate (Cancer Science Institute, NUS)

22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The position of Research Associate (Bioinformatician) is immediately available in the Genome and Data Analytics Core (GeDaC) at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI) -- a part of National University of Singapore. The CSI GeDaC is building a platform to facilitate the automated processing and analysis of large cancer genomics datasets. Successful candidates, in conjunction with bioinformatics experts, will build and optimize various components of this platform. This position provides a unique opportunity to apply DevOps skills to Amazon Web Services (AWS), data-intensive computing, and artificial intelligence to drive novel discoveries in cancer genomics.

Duties And Responsibilities

Participate in the continued development of:

  • Deploy and optimize of scalable genome processing workflows on AWS
  • Facilitate cost-effective analytics via AWS microservices and serverless architecture (Lambda, Fargate, Aurora, etc.)
  • Assist with database design, implementation, and management
  • Enable unit testing and deployment automation (CI/CD)
  • Help manage data ingress and egress to S3/Glacier


  • Bachelors or Masters degree (minimally) in computer science, information systems, bioinformatics, engineering, mathematics, or related fields 2+ years of DevOps experience
  • Strong Python programming skills and proficiency with Unix-based systems
  • Experience with collaborative software development via github/gitlab
  • Database management experience (SQL, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Some knowledge of biology and genetics
  • Software development experience in industry
  • Past projects using CI/CD tools on commercial clouds
  • Experience with on-prem to cloud data migrations AWS certifications

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.

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