National University of Singapore (NUS)

Research Fellow

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Are you a biomedical researcher motivated to pursue an outstanding career in cancer research?

Cancer will affect more than 1 in 3 Singaporeans. At the Cancer Science Institute (CSI), our mission is to be at the global forefront of research to overcome this scourge. Our innovative international faculty, cutting-edge facilities, supportive working environment and competitive package together enable each of our staff to realize their maximum potential.

We now seek a Research Fellow to join the team of our new Director-designate, Prof. Ashok Venkitaraman, who will be joining us from the University of Cambridge (see This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with a world-leading cancer researcher to undertake pioneering research on the role of genome instability in human carcinogenesis (eg., see Venkitaraman Science (2014) PMID:24675954 and Venkitaraman DNA Repair (2019) PMID:31337537).

ESSENTIAL qualifications include: (1) a PhD in a relevant field, (2) track record of research achievement, (3) hands-on experience in one or more relevant research fields including molecular and cell biology, somatic cell genetics, protein & nucleic acid biochemistry, advanced fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry, (4) skills in working independently and creatively to solve experimental problems and (5) effective communication and presentation skills, with experience in communicating scientific work including scientific papers, presentations and reports.

Preference will be given to candidates with: (1) Previous experience in research on genome stability mechanisms in carcinogenesis, (2) Knowledge of DNA repair, replication and mitosis in oncogenesis and tumour suppression, and (3) Previous experience with genetically engineered murine models.

More information on careers in NUS can be found at

Please submit applications including (1) a covering letter that explains why you are suited to this post, (2) a detailed CV, and (3) the contact details of 3 professional referees including your last position to:

Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

National University of Singapore Centre for Translational Medicine,

14 Medical Drive, #12-01,

Singapore 117599



Applications will be considered until 15 February 2020 or until the position is filled.

We will only contact candidates who are shortlisted.

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Research Fellow