Programme Manager (Synthetic Biology)

Position Code: SC10349

The Molecular Therapeutics Programme is seeking a Programme Manager who will contribute to the design, execution, and management of projects that develop cutting-edge DNA and RNA-editing therapeutics, especially with CRISPR-Cas9, Cas12, Cas13, adeno-associated viruses (AAVs), and ribonucleoproteins (RNPs).

The Molecular Therapeutics Programme is an exciting programme that established the first genome-editing therapeutics development center in Singapore. Our pipeline covers the building of foundational intellectual property in DNA/RNA-targeting systems to the translating of technology into clinically viable modalities.

The candidate will work with the Principal Investigators in coordinating study design, ensuring research progress, tracking research milestones, managing the team, facilitating meetings, purchasing resources, generating reports, budgeting, and supporting administrative assignments. He/she will contribute intellectually to the projects, and hence has to be very much in touch with the science and latest literature.

As a key contact person, he/she will have to work well with and engage diverse groups of people, across academia and industry, including students, non-scientists, research officers, postdoctoral fellows, principal investigators and senior management.

The candidate will work closely with scientists across the Programme, which includes the Genome Institute of Singapore, Molecular Engineering Laboratory (Dr. Shawn Hoon, MEL), Laboratory for Molecular Innovations (Dr. Gene Yeo, NUS), Bioprocessing Technology Institute (Dr. Ng Say Kong, BTI) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (Assoc Professor Jodhbir Singh Mehta, SERI).

Requirements :

  • PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines.
  • More than 2 years of postdoctoral or project management experience.
  • Background in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and/or disease biology is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well organised and detail oriented.
  • Ability to coordinate diverse groups of people.
  • Laboratory, project and finance management skills.
Those interested to apply, please email your CV, cover letter and contact information of at least 3 references to Dr Chew Wei Leong <> and Dr Shawn Hoon <>.

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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