Research Fellow (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore)

05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The mission of Cancer Science Institute (National University of Singapore) is to better understand the causes of human cancer across Asia, and thereby improve its detection, treatment, and prevention. Our outstanding researchers and exceptional facilities create an energetic environment for ground-breaking science and world-class training.

The position of Research Fellow that is co-supervised by A/Prof. Takaomi Sanda and Prof. Toshio Suda will be available after June 2023.

The primary focus of their laboratories is to understand the molecular mechanisms of oncogenic transcription factors in leukemia and their roles in normal hematopoiesis. You may refer to and for more information

Interested applicants should include the following documents in the job application

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Summary of past research experience
  3. Description of long-term plans
  4. At least 3 referees including their name, contact information (email) and relationship to applicant

Duties and Responsibilities Experimental Study Position – Wet Lab Work

Candidates will work on molecular biological and sequencing experiments (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, whole genome sequencing), and animal models to study cancer biology and normal development.  Prior experience in the use of mouse or zebrafish model as well as basic molecular biology techniques are required.

Bioinformatics – Dry Lab Work

Candidates will work on large scale genomic and transcriptomic data from next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, whole genome sequencing). Knowledge for optimization and statistical packages and programming (e.g., Python, Perl, C, C++, Java, R, or other related programming knowledge) are required.


  1. PhD degree in molecular biology, cancer biology, medicine, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or related fields
  2. Fluency in English
  3. Excellent organization skills
  4. Ability to work independently
  5. Design and interpret experiments
  6. Team and goal-oriented personality

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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