Biomolecular Function Discovery Division

The Bioinformatics Institute (BII) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Biomedical Sciences Institutes. Funded by Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) of A*STAR, BII was set up in July 2001 as part of the national initiative to foster and advance biomedical research and human capital for a vibrant knowledge-based Singapore. BII aims to be a premier international institute in Bioinformatics by fostering and conducting leading-edge informatics research and development, providing high quality training and generating knowledge from large diverse volumes of biology, chemistry and medical data.

BII is located in the Biopolis, Singapore's premier hub for Biomedical Sciences. The Biopolis is dedicated to providing facilities for R&D activities and an environment that fosters a collaborative culture amongst the private and public research institutes.

Positions Available

 Research Officer

A Research Officer position is available in the Biomolecular Function Discovery Division of BII. The research group is led by Dr Frank Eisenhaber. The research will focus on the sequence-based function prediction and the derivation of new sequence-function correlations. This group will also interact with external experimental partners for collaborations and analyze their data with respect to molecular function of genes/proteins and biomolecular mechanisms.


  • Build computational pipelines to solve prescribed sequence analytic project. This involves testing, replicating and modifying the necessary computational algorithms.
  • Carrying out mini projects to demonstrate proof of concept for new research ideas.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related fields
  • Well-versed in numerical methods, statistics and programming methodology
  • Strong interest to work with algorithms and possesses good programming skills
  • Knowledge/Experience in sequence analytic tools (e.g. BLAST/HMMER) would be an advantage
  • Independent and highly-motivated

BII provides a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your specific qualifications and experience. We welcome interested applicants to e-mail a full CV, list of publications, and a one-page letter of intent summarizing past experience and strengths as well as contact details of two referees to
WONG Wing Cheong ( ).

You may visit the Biomolecular Function Discovery Division for more information.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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