Only funded openings are listed below, 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 / Masters 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.


Drs Caroline Wee and Weiping Han (Brain-Body Initiative and IMCB, A*STAR) are looking for a qualified bioinformatician to be employed at the level of a research fellow or senior research fellow. The project will involve multi-omics integration of metagenomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data with health and behavioral data, towards the goal of dissecting diet-microbiome-host interactions underlying energy balance regulation. The candidate will work with a dynamic team spanning basic biologists to clinicians, to identify potential therapeutic strategies for improving human health and well-being. 

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related discipline (Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Statistics) with solid publication / preprint record or relevant experience. 

  • Expertise in microbiome research or in handling different types of omics data preferred.

  • Strong bioinformatics background, 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.


Dr Caroline Wee (Principal Investigator, IMCB, A*STAR) and Dr Leslie Beh (Incoming Principal Investigator, IMCB, A*STAR) are looking for a qualified individual to be employed at the level of a Laboratory Officer, to work on a cross-disciplinary project involving the role of the epitranscriptome in mental and metabolic health. The candidate will provide technical expertise and assistance on both basic and translational aspects of this project, and administrative/logistical upkeep pertaining to lab operations. On-the-job mentorship will be provided to help the candidate achieve their personal and career goals. 

Job Description:

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

  • Novel genetic technologies, Multi-omics approaches, Microscopy, Data analysis

  • Zebrafish animal colony management including genotyping and husbandry.

  • Zebrafish brain and behavioral phenotyping experiments

  • 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:

  • Diploma 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)

  • Experience in CRISPR-Cas mutagenesis, NGS library generation and data analysis, programming (Excel VBA, Python, MATLAB etc) and statistics a plus

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

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


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 also welcome:

1) Master's students conducting their thesis work at local universities

2) Undergraduates pursuing research internships (especially under the A*STAR Research Internship Award

3) Polytechnic interns or JC students (especially under A*STAR attachment programmes 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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