Scientist (Bioinformatics)
National Parks Board
10h ago

Categories : Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of NParks, safeguards the health and welfare of animals through comprehensive and integrated programmes and works closely with partners in the veterinary and animal-related industries to strengthen capacities and enhance competencies in animal health and welfare.

It is the main touch-point on animal and veterinary matters in Singapore and the first responder for all animal-related feedback.

It also conducts public education and engagement programmes to foster a humane and gracious society for all, where pet owners, communities, and animals co-exist in greater harmony within our City in Nature.


You will be part of the Centre for Animal and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) team under the Professional and Scientific Services (PSS) Division of AVS.

As a member of the trans-disciplinary team at CAVS, you will be responsible for using data analytics and bioinformatics tools to analyse data from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

The data generated will be used to support animal disease investigations, planning of animal health surveillance, research and development, and preparedness plans for safeguarding animal and public health in Singapore.

You will be involved in the following duties :

  • Perform phylogenetic analyses and process genomic data generated from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and / or other sequencing platforms.
  • Develop and validate pipelines for genomic data analyses and be competent in developing own or customising existing software workflows to meet project requirements.
  • Maintain and update the computing systems used for bioinformatics and provide trainings when required.
  • Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Life Sciences or related fields.
  • Experience in using bioinformatics tools to analyse whole genome sequence data of pathogens.

    Experience in using various software for phylogenetic analyses and data mining.

  • Experience in performing statistical analyses of datasets.
  • Candidates with relevant job experience and training in biostatistics and public health will have an advantage.

    Knowledge of the epidemiology of animal and zoonotic diseases e.g. rabies, avian influenza, strangles and melioidosis, and antimicrobial resistance would be desirable.

    Highly motivated individual with passion for computational work and infectious diseases.

    Team player with initiative, drive and good interpersonal / communication skills (verbal and written) and able to work independently.

  • Competent in IT skills with knowledge in scripting languages (e.g. Python, R) and Unix programming.
  • Office Location

    The Animal & Plant Health Centre, 6 Perahu Road Singapore 718827

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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