Faculty Positions in Statistical Genetics and Computational Genomics

Singapore (SG)
A competitive salary and complete benefits package will be offered
May 07 2018
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The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is the national flagship program for genomic sciences in Singapore. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the parent funding body for the GIS with a long-term commitment to create world-class R&D infrastructure.

The GIS seeks to use genomic sciences to improve public health and prosperity. As a centre for genomic discovery, the GIS pursues the integration of technology, genetics and biology to achieve the goal of individualized medicine. In particular, we apply genomic approaches to gain fundamental and translational insights into gene regulation, stem cells and development, human genetics, infectious diseases and cancer.

We are seeking to recruit new faculty (at all levels) in the newly formed Centre for Big Data and Integrative Genomics (c-BIG), a multi-institute consortium to advance population-scale genome analytics in Singapore (http://www.gis.a-star.edu.sg/c-BIG/).

Faculty Positions in Statistical Genetics and Computational Genomics

We seek outstanding researchers with the potential to establish impactful, independent and creative Precision Medicine research programs at the GIS, and play a leadership role in Singapore’s National Precision Medicine (NPM) Program.

The Statistical Genetics faculty position requires expertise in population genetics and next-gen sequencing (NGS), as well as the ability to develop new statistical and computational methods relevant to human genetics. The candidate will be expected to lead the c-BIG team analyzing whole-genome sequencing data from over 10,000 Singaporeans, as part of the NPM program. The candidate will also be expected to work closely with clinicians to examine the genetic basis of various human diseases. Experience in integrating data from electronic health records (EHR) or electronic medical records (EMR) is a plus.

The Computational Genomics faculty positions require expertise in areas such as machine learning, algorithm development, NGS data analysis, disease omics (cancer, metabolic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, infectious disease and neurological disease), whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics, aging and image analysis. Candidates will be expected to build a strong, interdisciplinary research program and work closely with the clinical community and industry to lead projects that have a positive social impact.

All faculty candidates are expected to have demonstrated exceptional originality and excellence in their previous work. We have immediate openings and expect to fill several positions in the next two years. Applicants* should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and the names of three references by email (with job code “cBIG-Faculty” in the subject line) to: gisrecruit@gis.a-star.edu.sg.

Genome Institute of Singapore

60 Biopolis Street

#02-01 Genome

Singapore 138672

Website: http://www.a-star.edu.sg/gis/

* We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.