Principal Investigator (Biomedical Research Sciences)

Employer
ASTAR
Location
Singapore (SG)
Salary
Competitive remuneration and benefits
Posted
July 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Govt.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector R&D agency. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit the economy and society. As a science and technology organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry.

We are looking for dynamic individuals keen on making an impact on economic growth and enhance lives through innovation and technology.

At A*STAR, you will be conducting research in a world-class R&D environment where cross-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged. We are consistently ranked world’s top 10 in the Reuters Innovative Institutions, and top 30 in the Nature Index of Top Government Institutions for the last 5 years. A*STAR has produced an average of about 3,000 international publications annually in recent years, and filed over 2,000 patents in the past decade.

As you grow in your career at A*STAR, we also offer a spectrum of career pathways from deep tech, to tech policy, and tech business across Singapore’s vibrant R&D ecosystem.

One Organisation, Multiple Careers

We are seeking the most promising early-career scientists and principal investigators in the following areas:

  • Immunology, and Infectious Diseases
  • Genomics / Genetics
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Nucleic Acid Therapy
  • Skin Health and Disease
  • Bioinformatics

Suitable candidates will be appointed as Principal Investigators in one of the research institutes within the Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR, with responsibilities dependent on experience, aptitude and research areas.

We are seeking high-calibre early-career scientists within 5 years of their PhD graduation, and those who have the potential to become research leaders or senior principal investigators in A*STAR.

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits, commensurate to research qualities and potential. You will have access to a wide range of research funds, grants and awards. All early-career scientists are eligible for startup research grants of up to S$1.0m, and can compete for an array of external funding schemes in Singapore. The most outstanding candidates may be considered for the National Research Foundation Fellowship which provides a ca. S$3.0m research grant over 5 years.

Interested applicants may visit bit.ly/ASTAR-BMRC to submit their CVs and contact details by 1 October 2021. Enquiries can be directed to talent@hq.a-star.edu.sg with the subject title “CAREER”. For ongoing news and latest research developments, visit www.a-star.edu.sg and https://research.a-star.edu.sg.

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