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Research Fellowship at National University

Research Fellowship at National University of Singapore

Country: Singapore
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Research Fellowship at the National University of Singapore. This position reports to Principal Investigator A/Prof Tan Soo Yong and interfaces with pathologists, scientists, and industrial collaborators. A/Prof Tan’s research team in the Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore, currently works with a local start-up company MiRXES to develop AI-enabled molecular diagnostic/prognostic assay for Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and other cancer subtypes.

The team also works with Qritive, a local start-up company that provides artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution to help doctors analyze microscope images and make disease diagnosis.

Exposure to the following Functional Areas

  • Development of workflow for AI-enabled molecular diagnostic and prognostic modalities.
  • Pathological laboratory skills such as sectioning and processing of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) patient biopsies and immunohistochemical staining.
  • Research regulatory administration such as application for use of human tissue biopsies via DSRB; clearance of laboratory safety requirements via OSHE.
  • Research communications/dissemination through lab meetings, journal clubs and grants/manuscript preparation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform bioinformatics analysis and AI-enabled molecular diagnosis using microRNA expression profiling of DLBCL and other cancer subtypes (in collaboration with MiRXES Pte Ltd).
  • Assist in clinical validation of image analysis tools to enable AI-enabled clinical diagnosis (in collaboration with Qritive Pte Ltd).
  • Perform experiments relating to the analysis of processed FFPE patient biopsies for the development of AI-enabled molecular and image-based diagnostic modalities.
  • Assist PI in preparation of documents for submission to the research regulatory board.
  • Assist PI in organizing lab meetings and journal clubs


Candidates for Research Fellowship at the National University of Singapore will have the following duties

  • PhD in Life Science / Biomedical Science / Biology / Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / related fields, or PhD in Computer Science / Electrical & Computer Engineering / Computer
  • Programming / related fields.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Good team player as well as strong research skills.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. It is also the oldest higher education institution in Singapore. It offers a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts, and social sciences, engineering, business, computing, and music in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. NUS ranks 1st in Singapore & the Asia Pacific, and 22nd in the world according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Similarly, 11th in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerNational University of Singapore



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