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Research Fellow (SR) / IMCB | Biopolis | Full-Time


The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead government agency for economic-oriented Research and Development (R&D). We advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. For more information about A*STAR, please visit:


About the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)

The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) was launched on 23 January 1985, with its official opening ceremony held on 2 October 1987 at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  It subsequently became an autonomous research institute (RI) of A*STAR, moving to Biopolis in 2004. IMCB’s vision is to be a premier cell and molecular biology institute which addresses the mechanistic basis of human diseases and its mission is to conduct cutting-edge discovery research in disease pathways; to groom early career researchers to be future leaders in research; and to collaborate with medical and industry communities for research impact. IMCB plays an important role training and recruiting scientific talents, and has contributed to the development of other research entities in Singapore. Its success in fostering a biomedical research culture in Singapore has catalysed Singapore’s transformation into an international hub for biomedical research, development and innovation.

Funded primarily by the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of A*STAR, IMCB’s discovery research focus is on Cancer Cell Signaling; Epigenetics and diseases; iPS cell and regenerative medicine; and Cell biology and diseases. IMCB’s translational research focus is on Genome-wide RNAi; Humanized mouse models; Proteomics and Protein engineering; and Molecular Histopathology.

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The candidate will participate in ongoing research to study genes required for cilia formation and function using genetic analysis in the zebrafish, mouse and human cells. CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis, confocal, superresolution and electron microscopy, cell and tissue culture, protein analysis such as immunoprecipitation and western blotting are the techniques that will be routinely used address these issues.


  • Ph.D. in Cell biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology or Protein Chemistry
  • Competent with all routine DNA, RNA and protein analysis techniques and mammalian cell and tissue culture
  • Competent with confocal microscopy. Experience with other kinds of microscopy like super-resolution and electron microscopy will be of advantage.
  • Willing to spend long hours in the lab, self-motivated and able to communicate 
  • Experience with one or more model organism (Drosophila, zebrafish, mouse) will be essential

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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