Research Assistant (Bioinformatics)

Singapore (SG)
Up to $45,000 per year + benefits
December 19 2018
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CSI Singapore, National University of Singapore, is a state-of-the-art research center with a multifaceted and coordinated approach to cancer research, extending from basic cancer studies all the way to experimental therapeutics. The focus of the institute is on cancers endemic to Asian populations such as gastric, liver, lung, leukemia and breast cancers. The institute houses a full spectrum of research and clinical translational facilities. This major center is led by a team of world-class scientists with significant government funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with intention to pursue a PhD as a Bioinformatics Research Assistant in the Fullwood Lab. Our research interest is to better understand the role of 3D genome organization in the control of RNA Biology in Cancer. Specifically, we are looking for a candidate who will analyse chromatin interaction data (e.g. Hi-C, ChIA-PET, 4C, etc), related data (e.g. ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq), present data and write manuscripts. 

The candidate will also assist in routine data management e.g. management of servers, as required. Candidates should be comfortable in working independently and with other team members, learning new things on their own and be willing to work in flexible schedules to manage workload on weekend or before/after normal working hours.

•          Degree in computational biology or bioinformatics or related fields
•          Strong mathematical & statistics analytics background and strong programming skills (e.g. Python, R) and the ability to work in a Linux environment
•          Experience in chromatin interaction data analysis and/or genomic and epigenomic data analysis is not required but is a plus. 
•          Excellent communication skills and good team spirit
•          Fluent in spoken and written English
Applications should include in a single PDF a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates of qualifications and the names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.