Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and its mission is to develop disease-oriented clinical and translational research programmes in key disease areas.
SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The clinical scientists in SICS conduct the full spectrum of “bench to bedside” research activities in metabolic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance), pathways to normal growth and development (including cognitive and behavioural development), and nutritional sciences.
The Institute aims to attract, train and nurture clinician-scientists and to develop joint programmes with universities, academic medical centres, government hospitals and research institutes.
For more information on SICS, please visit: www.sics.a-star.edu.sg
Research Officer (Ref : BMSI/SICS/CC/RO/21082013)
This position requires a collegial individual keen to work on multiple projects in the epigenetics field, providing experimental support for clinical cohort studies that focus on the identification and validation of epigenetic biomarkers for metabolic disease and neurocognition. Our work is varied, and includes sample preparation, genotyping & DNA methylation. The successful applicant must be organized and detailed and able to manage larger sample numbers and works with initiative to setup and troubleshoot basic experimental issues.
Under the direction of the reporting officer, the successful candidate is expected to perform routine but moderately complex experiments with sufficient understanding and care through the use of established protocols. This may include nucleic acid extraction and manipulation, qPCR, methylation analysis, and cell culture among others. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to routine lab maintenance, sample database updates, procurement and purchasing duties.
- Bachelor’s of science in Biology or related discipline or higher
- 4 years of laboratory experience preferred
- Prior experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including nucleic acid preparation, PCR/qPCR, plasmid cloning & bisulphite sequencing.
- Prior cell culture experience is also favorable.
- Experience with Sequenom or Pyrosequencing technologies are desirable but not essential
- Willing to work outside regular hours to meet the pressing timelines.
SICS provides a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your specific qualifications and experience. We welcome interested applicants to email a full CV and cover letter with names/contact details of two referees to
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.