We are a brand new lab at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (A*STAR), Singapore, staffed by an experienced team

Currently we have no funded openings for research fellows or research officers, however, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline or submit your CV if you are interested in our research, so we can consider you for future positions. We will also consider your application if you are able to cover or supplement your salary via scholarship / fellowship programmes. PhD student and intern applications will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

A*STAR offers competitive salaries and benefits; on-the-job training, mentorship, and a conducive working environment will also be provided, as well as the opportunity to participate in exciting cross-disciplinary and collaborative research projects.


Looking for a qualified individual to be employed at the level of a postdoctoral researcher. Project(s) involves using the zebrafish model to dissect molecular, neural, and genetic networks underlying appetite and food choice. Expertise in molecular and cell biology, transcriptomics and bioinformatics preferred. Experience in neuroscience techniques (e.g. electrophysiology, calcium imaging), software / hardware engineering and zebrafish techniques a plus, although on-the-job training can also be provided.

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering or a related discipline with solid publication / preprint record. 

  • Expertise in molecular and cell biology, transcriptomics and bioinformatics preferred.

  • Experience with systems neuroscience techniques such as microscopy, in vivo imaging, and electrophysiology a plus. 

  • Experience working with zebrafish is not necessary, though preferred. 

  • Familiar with software programming, data analysis and statistics. 

  • Responsible, organized, and focused. 

  • Able to work independently, yet also effectively in a team, and enjoys collaboration. 

  • Good critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills.


Looking for a research assistant who can provide technical expertise and assistance on a variety of basic and translational projects, and administrative/logistical upkeep pertaining to lab operations. On-the-job  training and mentorship will be provided.

Job Description:

  • Accurate monitoring and reporting of experimental results and research findings.

  • Zebrafish animal colony management including genotyping and husbandry.

  • Zebrafish brain and behavioural phenotyping experiments; pharmacological screening; multi-omics approaches; data analysis

  • Routine lab techniques: molecular biology (cloning, DNA, RNA extraction), making buffers and reagent preparation.

  • Administrative work related to animal protocol, equipment maintenance, and laboratory safety.

  • Evaluate and interpret data for oral or written presentations.

Job Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology or related field

  • 1 or more years of relevant research experience 

  • Strong grasp of molecular biology techniques (DNA cloning; RNA and protein work)

  • Candidates with experience in zebrafish handling, genotyping, transgenesis / mutagenesis and microinjections will be preferred.

  • Experience with programming and statistics a plus, though training can also be provided. 

  • Responsible, focused and organized; able to tolerate semi-routine work with interest in improving techniques and productivity. 

  • A team player who works well with others and enjoys collaboration.

  • Genuine interest in basic and translational research or in pursuing a future career in research. 


Looking for PhD students in a variety of fields, including but not restricted to neuroscience, biology, and genetics. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the SINGA Scholarship and A*STAR Graduate Scholarship


We welcome polytechnic or JC student interns who are under attachment programmes (e.g. H3, A*STAR-MOE attachment) or funded by the A*STAR Science Award.



Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR
61 Biopolis Drive, Proteos
Singapore 138673

+65 6586 9548 / +65 6586 9735

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