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 Analytics of Biological Sequence Data (ABSD) group under the Biomolecular Function Discovery (BFD) Division of BII. The research group is led by Dr. Wing Cheong Wong. The candidate will support the development of a web based medical informatics system that manages clinical data (clinical and OMICS measures) from multiple sites.


  1. Support the team in the building of computational pipelines and web interface for a clinical management system. This involves testing, replicating and modifying the necessary computational algorithms.
  2. Perform data management (including collection, quality check, versioning) of clinical data sets
  3. Carrying out mini projects to demonstrate proof of concept for new research ideas.


  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Technology or related fields
  2. Well versed in programming methodology with good understanding in numerical methods and statistics
  3. Independent and highly-motivated

Application Procedures:
Please email your applications to Dr. Wing Cheong Wong (

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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