Research officer (Synthetic Biology)

Position Code: SC10301

The Synthetic Biology group at the GIS is seeking a Research Officer to join its team. The individual will contribute to developing cutting-edge genome-editing technologies for engineering the human genome. He/She will conduct experiments in molecular biology (DNA/RNA/protein manipulation and assay), bacterial plasmid cloning, mammalian cell culture, genome-editing, viral production, high-throughput sequencing, and directed evolution. There will be opportunities for the individual to familiarize with and implement state-of-the-art experimental techniques and designs. In addition, he/she shall assist with general lab management, such as procuring lab reagents and supplies.

Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Experience with molecular biology experiments is essential
  • Additional skills in bacterial cloning and mammalian cell culture will be advantageous
  • Demonstrated independence and creativity


Preference will be given to candidates who are able to commence work from now till March 2018.

Those interested to apply, please email your CV, cover letter, and contact information of at least 2 references to Dr Chew Wei Leong at email: chewwl@gis.a-star.edu.sg.

For more information: https://www.a-star.edu.sg/gis/our-people/investigator-details.aspx?source=gis_fellows&user_id=197

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.

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