Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Senior Research Fellow / P53LAB, A*STAR

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Singapore, Singapore

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy.

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Are you a biomedical researcher motivated to pursue an outstanding career in therapeutic target discovery?

There is a pressing need worldwide to translate recent advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of human diseases for the development of next-generation medicines. Our laboratory’s mission is to be at the global forefront of research to address this challenge. 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 Senior Research Fellow to join the team of our new Senior Principal Investigator and NUS CSI 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 researcher to undertake pioneering research on therapeutic target discovery using novel technologies (eg., see Narvaez et al., Cell Chem Biol (2017) PMID: 28807782; Periasamy et al., Cell Chem Biol (2018) PMID: 29606576;

ESSENTIAL qualifications include: (1) a PhD in a relevant field with 3 years’ relevant post-doctoral experience, (2) strong track record of research achievement evidenced by high-quality publications in a relevant field, (3) high-level experience in hands-on use of a wide range of relevant research methods 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 phenotypic screening & target identification using mammalian cells, (2) Knowledge of cancer biology with a focus on tumour suppressor mechanisms, (3) Experience with next generation sequencing techniques and the interpretation of sequencing data, and (4) Previous experience with genetically engineered murine models.

Interested applicants please submit your application via A*STAR career portal at

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.