Postdoc positions

Update 09.01.2018: New job opening in the group! Exciting opportunities and excellent research environment in one of the most modern cities in the world. Feel free to contact Jonathan Göke for details.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Computational/Statistical Genomics (apply before February 28 2018, interviews will be scheduled from January on)

The group of Jonathan Göke at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow in computational or statistical genomics. Our main research focus is the large-scale analysis of gene expression (‘transcriptomics’). We apply state of the art technology at the GIS to study how the transcriptome reflects clinical and molecular phenotypes. We analyse large scale transcriptomics data from cell lines, patient samples, and organoid models using bulk RNA-Sequencing, single cell RNA-Sequencing, long read sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics. Projects are available that involve methods development for new transcriptomics technology (single cell RNA-Seq, long read RNA-Seq), statistical modeling of biases in high throughput sequencing data, and integration of electronic health records with genomics data.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Machine Learning for Large-Scale Cancer Genomics Data (apply before February 28 2018, interviews will be scheduled from January on)

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Center for Big Data and Integrative Genomics (c-BIG) have an open position for a postdoctoral fellow to develop and apply machine learning techniques to large-scale cancer genomics data. The aim of the project is to investigate transcriptional features that are predictive in the context of precision medicine. The project will combine multiple sources of genomics data (RNA and whole genome sequencing data) from tumors and patient-derived model systems. The project is in close collaboration with the National Cancer Center Singapore, the candidate will work in the team of Jonathan Göke at the Genome Institute of Singapore.

The Genome Institute of Singapore offers a competitive salary and a complete benefits package that ensures a very high living standard in one of the most modern cities in the world.


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics, Genomics, or a related discipline.
  • Good understanding of probability and statistics, strong programming skills, and experience in one or more of the following areas: transcriptome analysis, single cell genomics, cancer genomics.
  • Publication record (first author publication)

About the Genome Institute of Singapore
The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS, A*STAR) is the national flagship programme for genomic science in Singapore. GIS hosts the largest collection of sequencing machines in Singapore, it has a compute cluster with more than 6,000 CPUs and more than 3 PB storage capacity, and a direct high-speed connection to the National Supercomputing Center Singapore.

Why Singapore?
Singapore is a city-state with one of the highest standards of living in the world seeking to become an international hub for the biomedical sciences. Singapore is a vibrant, tropical city, with rich Asian heritage and modern style of living, an ideal gateway to explore Asia, providing a unique experience and an excellent quality of life.

Contact and further information
For inquiries or to apply, please email your CV to Jonathan Göke (