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Research Assistant in Computational Biology

Date: 07-Aug-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The laboratory of Assistant Professor Nathan Harmston at Yale-NUS College is currently recruiting a Research Assistant in Computational Biology to work in the area of omics data integration and analysis. This position will be on a fixed term contract of up to 1.5 years.

We are looking for a motivated Computational Biologist with an interest in gene regulation, cancer and omics integration/analysis to join the team in August 2022.


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Utilize and/or develop computational tools, including but not limited to, those written in R/Python/Java
  • Develop and use next generation sequencing pipelines for projects within the group
  • Analyse large-scale datasets in collaboration with members of the group and collaborators
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of bioinformatics tools and related research efforts
  • Provide guidance and support to researchers, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein 


The  prospective candidate should have the following:

  • Possess a Bachelor degree in a related scientific area (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Statistics)
  • Experience is analysing datasets relevant to cancer/genomics – specifically RNA-seq
  • Demonstrable knowledge of important developmental signalling pathways in cancer (i.e. Wnt signalling)
  • Experience with R/Python/Java or similar languages and with Unix based platforms
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce 

More Information

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Dr. Nathan Harmston via email at

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae; including a list of publications (if any)
  • Statement on research experience

Review of applications will begin in end June/July 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Division of Science

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