Asian School of the Environment

Research Fellow - Population Genetics

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world's best young universities.

Asian School of the Environment is currently looking for a candidate to join them as a Research Fellow. We seek to recruit a recent PhD graduate or experienced researcher in Population Genetics or Human Genetics, or related fields. The work involves mainly performing population genetic, bioinformatics, and statistical analyses using whole genome data sequenced by next generation sequencing technology. The research will use human population genome data to understand the genome diversity and genetic variation related to infectious diseases; therefore candidates need to handle big data on high performance computing system with excellent coding/scripting skills. Candidates will analyse the genome sequencing data and identify genetic variants to apply to population genetic analyses. Importantly, candidates should understand the principles of evolutionary biology to interpret to the data and results of analyses. In addition, candidates must have strong interests and knowledge on Population Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics, or Bioinformatics, and it would be most helpful if the candidates have a great knowledge on infectious diseases especially for Malaria.


  • PhD degree received or expected in Population Genetics, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics
  • Experience on population genome data, coding skills in Python, Perl, and R or comparable data focused languages
  • Excellent communication skills to work with a team and ability to write an article paper

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter, including academic qualifications, research records / work samples and names and contact details of two referees to indicating Research Fellow - Population Genetics.

We regret that only successful candidates will be informed.

posted: 01 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.