Principal Investigator (Biomedical Research Sciences)

Singapore (SG)
Competitive remuneration and benefits
July 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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 to submit their CVs and contact details by 1 October 2021. Enquiries can be directed to with the subject title “CAREER”. For ongoing news and latest research developments, visit and

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