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Date posted: 10 April, 2015

We are seeking a full time Associate Professor or Professor (tenure-track/tenured) candidate, with an MD or MD/PhD or PhD, with a outstanding translational research record in retinal angiogenesis to be a Lead Clinician Scientist/Scientist to direct a new $20 Million programme on retinal angiogenesis.
This program, the SERI-IMCB Program in Retinal Angiogenic Diseases (SIPRAD), is a strategic partnership between two world-leading research institutes, The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) and The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to develop a state of the art, unique and industry-standard research platform in RAD, that leverages on the complementary expertise of both institutes in clinical and preclinical science to identify, to discover, develop and validate novel biomarkers and targets, as well as evaluate potential anti-angiogenic therapeutics in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated track record and excellence in clinical and translational ophthalmology with appropriate fellowship training in medical retinal (for candidates with MD) and/or  possess an established international track record in translational laboratory research (for candidates with PhD), preferably with specific focus in the area of angiogenic diseases, as well as have an overall commitment to an academic mission. Salary and academic rank will be based on experience and credential. interested in advancing their ophthalmology research careers, with a strong commitment to translational research and improving patient outcomes are encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • LEADING AND DEVELOPING the discovery and translation of novel biomarkers, targets and therapies
  • REPORTING scientific outcomes and strategies to the Lead PI (Chair and Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Centre), a Joint Steering Committee, and Collaborators to support the successful development, coordination and management of the program
  • EVALUATING new research opportunities and collaborations tailored to the needs and interest of SIPRAD
  • SUPERVISING a multidisciplinary team of Clinicians, Clinician Scientists, Scientists and Research Fellows etc. as part of a unique “Target to Clinic” platform
  • Other areas of responsibilities:
    1. MANAGEMENT of budgets, funds and resources
    2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and PHARMA ENGAGEMENT to  ensure that the platform operates on industry standards to facilitate attracting pharma partners

The position is open for immediate hire. Inquiries and curriculum vitae should be directed to:
Professor Wong Tien Yin
Professor & Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center Chair of Ophthalmology & Vice-Dean, Office of Clinical Sciences Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore



Date posted: 14 April, 2014

The Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) is a leading research institute in biomedical sciences funded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Its mission is to be a top research institute in molecular and cell biology addressing the mechanistic basis of human diseases integrated with innovative translation. IMCB’s research activities focus on the areas of Animal Models of Development and Disease, Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics, Cell Biology in Health and Disease, and Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. The institute has extensive and comprehensive infrastructure and technology support for discovery and translational research with increasing collaboration with the medical communities and the universities.

IMCB is seeking two outstanding Principal Investigators (PI) to carry out internationally competitive research in any area of cell biology, developmental biology, structural biology or systems biology.

The research should have a clear relevance to the mechanistic basis of human diseases. Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong research programme that complements the existing programmes and to establish collaborations with the medical community and industry. We are also interested in scientists developing new technologies and platforms that would strengthen the current programmes within the Institute. 

These PI positions are equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor in the university system. Successful candidates can look forward to a competitive salary package and resources as well as a dynamic work environment. Although the research programme will be supported by core funding, PIs will be expected to expand their research activities by securing additional funds through various grant schemes in Singapore. For more information on IMCB, please visit our website:

Consideration of applicants will begin on 5 May 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and organise three letters of reference to be emailed to:

Ms. Sharon Ya Ling TAN (Email:
PI Recruitment Committee
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
61 Biopolis Drive
Singapore 138673

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.