Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine (NTU)
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London, will train a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care. Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme that begins in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects including business management, humanities and technology.
The School’s primary clinical partner is the National Healthcare Group, a leader in public healthcare recognised for the quality of its medical expertise, facilities and teaching. The School, named after local philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian, aims to be a future model for innovative medical education. Its first doctors will graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), awarded jointly by NTU and Imperial College London, and become doctors who will enhance Singapore’s healthcare in the decades to come.
Research Assistant/Associate (Bioinformatician) in the Laboratory of Asst Prof Foo Jia Nee
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Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for:
Bioinformatician (Research assistant/associate) in the Laboratory of Asst Prof Foo Jia Nee
We are a newly established research laboratory focused on the genetics and genomics of neurological diseases, funded by a National Research Foundation (NRF) fellowship. For more information, please visit:
We are recruiting highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in bioinformatics and human genetics for the position of bioinformatician (research assistant/associate) in our lab. These positions are also suitable for individuals with future plans to pursue a PhD degree in life sciences. Our lab is currently based at Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR, Biopolis, but will relocate partially to the Clinical Sciences Building in the LKCMedicine Novena campus by early 2017.
- Writing scripts and developing pipelines for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data processing, including read mapping, variant calling, annotation and statistical analyses
- Processing of data from genome-wide SNP genotyping and imputation
- Organization and management of large-scale datasets in the laboratory
- Create and maintain lab website (optional)
- Assisting students and researchers in work that requires scripting, data processing or the use of webtools
Candidates should have a Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or other fields of biomedical sciences (with strong background in coding as described below).
- Proficient in programming (Java, C/C++, Perl, Python, R, Unix shell scripts)
- Familiarity with high performance computing platforms and clusters, statistical software (e.g. SPSS/SAS) and bioinformatics webtools.
- Prior research experience in statistics and genetics
- Some background and understanding of molecular/cell biology will be a major advantage
- Prior experience in handling large next-generation sequencing/genotyping datasets will be an advantage
- Quick learner with excellent organization and communication skills
- Ability to work well independently and also effectively as part of a team
If you are interested to pursue a career with the School, please apply to Dr Foo Jia Nee with your cover letter, CV and names/contact details of two referees at your earliest convenience. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Closing date: 31 December 2016