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If you have a passion for innovation and the desire to be at the forefront of scientific research, send or email your curriculum vitae to the following address. Please include a cover letter and three references. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Professor Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
Executive Director
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
31 Biopolis Way
The Nanos, #04-01
Singapore 138669

Please send your CV to recruit@ibn.a-star.edu.sg

Research Positions

Synthetic Biosystems

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Reference Number: IBN180814/R/WS

  • We are seeking a highly skilled and versatile bioinformatics researcher. The candidate will work with a team of scientists engaged in stem cell and tissue engineering research. Duties include but are not limited to: - Analysis of large molecular datasets such as microarray, genomic sequence, and proteomics- Problem analysis and establishment of effective computational strategies- Manipulation of publicly accessible, commercial, or proprietary genomic and proteomic databases- Creation of novel computational approaches, analytical tools, and databases as required by research goals- Development of a database of highly related sequences from NGS data- Assisting laboratory research when required
  • A PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
  • Experience in analyzing gene expression data from microarrays and RNA sequencing
  • Experience in analyzing NGS data
  • Fluent with R/Bioconductor, SQL, and Perl or Python
  • Track record of analyzing data and building networks for systems biology
  • Good communications skills and a team player
  • Desirable attributes: self-motivated, organized, meticulous, efficient and flexible

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist (Antibody and Protein Engineering; Immunotherapy)

Reference Number: IBN240317/R/WS

  • Work on projects that require antibody or protein engineering for diagnostic or therapeutic applications
  • Research scope includes development of novel biosensors for rapid tests and screening platforms for facilitating drug discovery
  • Work within a team on various projects
  • This is a challenging position that encourages multidisciplinary research and creativity in problem solving
  • A PhD in biochemistry or related fields
  • Strong background in protein engineering, expression and characterization
  • Experience with monoclonal antibody production and various in vitro display technologies desirable
  • Skilled in various immunoassays including ELISA, Western Blotting, immunohistochemistry and SPR
  • Background in immunology and preclinical development of immunotherapy preferable
  • Good communications skills and a team player
  • Desirable attributes: self-motivated, organized, meticulous, efficient and flexible

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist (Synthetic Biosystems)

Reference Number: IBN240517/R/HY

  • Perform hepatotoxicity studies using in vitro 2D and 3D cell-based models related to pharmaceutical compounds, environmental and industry chemicals
  • Identify novel biomarkers for hepatotoxicants using transcriptome analysis
  • Manage industry related projects
  • Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Toxicology or similar fields from highly reputable universities or institutes
  • Basic knowledge and experience with cell biology or molecular biology required
  • Experience and interest in toxicology and transcriptome analysis preferred
  • Experience with at least one programming software, such as R, Python or Matlab, preferred
  • Interdisciplinary work experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player and willing to learn

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist (Microfluidics)

Reference Number: IBN230617/R/DZ

  • Organs-on-chips
  • PhD
  • Experience in cultivating human primary cells and organ-specific cell models
  • Proficient in analyzing cellular signaling pathways and mechanisms of toxicity
  • Experience in handling microfluidic systems; imaging and image analysis; HPLC preferred

Lab Officer/Senior Lab Officer (High-Throughout Screening)

Reference Number: IBN230617/R/DZ2

  • Compound safety screening
  • B. Sc. or M. Sc. Degree
  • Proficient in cell culture
  • Proficient in routine cell biology techniques (qPCR, Western blotting)
  • Experience in imaging and image analysis preferred

Lab Officer/Senior Lab Officer (Bioinformatics Analysis)

Reference Number: IBN230617/R/DZGB

  • Join a growing team to develop novel analyses of biological data, in particular, but not limited to, the analysis of cell-based datasets acquired using High Content Imaging instruments. You should have strong analytical skills and show a passion for processing and mining data. In this role, you will have the opportunity to face novel problems, learn about biological systems and instruments used in biomedical research, and make novel scientific contributions. You will also be part of a dynamic research group/institute, which aims to develop new technologies to improve people‚Äôs lives.
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. Degree
  • Strong aptitude for summarizing data and generating reports and graphical representation of the data
  • Computational analysis of multi-parametric datasets. Ideally, you already have a strong background in math and statistics, and some experience with: Data reduction, Machine learning (supervised and unsupervised, including neural nets for image recognition), Image processing/image vision, Distributed data processing
  • You should know how to program (or have a demonstrated ability to learn to program) in the following languages: [R], Python, C++, Linux Bash/Shell, Java, GPU programming (CUDA, PyCUDA, [R] libraries), Javascript/HTMLS
  • You should be well organized and apply best coding and documentation practices
  • You should also have some knowledge of development practices, such as usage of SVN or GIT, test and production environments, etc.
  • You should be highly motivated to learn new skills and expand your horizons to different types of analyses and datasets
  • You should be able to work independently, review the literature and implement/expand published methodologies
  • Finally, you should be excited about biomedical research



18 Sep
Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2017

6 Dec - 10 Dec
5th Nano Today Conference

Event Calendar   


Distinct Bimodal Roles of Aromatic Molecules in Controlling Gold Nanorod Growth for Biosensing
Advanced Functional Materials, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201700523.
(IF: 11.382) article

Generalized Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanosheets and Their Application as Li-Ion Battery Anodes
Advanced Materials, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701427.
(IF: 19.790) article

Structural Basis for Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet by An Artificial Base Pair
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704190.
(IF: 11.709) article



Research Positions

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