Postdoctoral Fellow in the Data Analytics Core
National University of Singapore Department of Biochemistry



The National University of Singapore invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the Data Analytics Core, anchored at the Department of Biochemistry, a member of the Medical Sciences Cluster at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The Medical Sciences Cluster comprises the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. The cluster conducts multidisciplinary research in biomedical sciences, focusing initially on 7 core areas: (1) Neuroscience; (2) Metabolic & Cardiovascular Diseases; (3) Cancer; (4) Immunobiology; (5) Infectious Disease and Host-Microbe Interactions (6) Drug Discovery and Optimisation; and (7) Synthetic Biology.


Purpose of the post

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible to, and work closely with the Principal Investigator and team members to plan for and drive the establishment of the Medical Sciences Data Analytics Core Facility to support the multidisciplinary data analytic needs of investigator-led projects within the cluster

Main duties and responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to:

  • lead in the development and implementation of computational pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequencing data (e.g. microbiomes, genomes, epigenomes, transcriptomes) as well as proteomic/metabolomics data

  • lead in the development and implementation of statistical and machine learning tools for analysis of high dimensional datasets.

  • lead in the development and implementation of computational tools and databases to integrate biological and clinical datasets for functional analysis.

  • establish a data governance and project management workflow to manage the data and analysis needs of different investigators.

  • work with the core facility team to provide bioinformatics support and resources for the cluster.



The applicant should have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or related fields

  • Excellent software engineering skills with proficiency in Unix/Linux, Python/R, Java, C++

  • Strong scientific understanding of molecular cellular biology, genetics and genomics.

  • Experience with statistical analysis of high dimensional data, machine learning, high-performance computing and parallelization of workflows is highly advantageous.

  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork, time management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and be able to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic and results-oriented environment.

Formal application: Please submit your application, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees) to:

Dr. Kenneth Ban 
Dept. of Biochemistry 
Medical Sciences Cluster 
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 
National University of Singapore 


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.

A successful candidate will be offered an appointment contract of up to 3 years and the remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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