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Senior/ Forensic Scientist, DNA Profiling Laboratory

Agency: Health Sciences Authority
Job no.: 553110
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Healthcare, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

At the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), we recognise the enormous challenge posed today by the biomedical sciences and the blurring of boundaries between healthcare products resulting from increasing convergence in the application of medical technology. It is right here in HSA, where we are uniquely equipped to meet this challenge. A statutory board formed on 1 April 2001, we play a vital role in supporting healthcare services and regulation, serving the administration of justice and enhancing safety in our community. We are responsible for the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines, medical devices, blood and its products and all health-related products available in Singapore. We provide a comprehensive regulatory service for the evaluation and marketing approval of all therapeutic products. We also provide scientific, investigative and analytical support for vital governmental functions such as forensic expertise for the courts, drug and criminal investigations and the regulation of food safety and industrial and environmental health.

Job Description

  • Conduct and supervise DNA analysis of crime samples.
  • Interpretation of forensic DNA results.
  • Preparation of reports and provision of expert Court testimony.
  • Conduct statistical analysis and development of new forensic DNA technologies.
  • Assist the Laboratory Director in general laboratory administrative matters and technical staff training.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, with coursework modules in Mendelian Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, or related fields.
  • Higher degree (Master/PhD) in Life Sciences preferred.
  • Sound life sciences knowledge with proven expertise in molecular biology/genetics as evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some experience with statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS, SAS) in life sciences setting will be preferable.
  • Familiarity with barcoding metagenomics/WGC on MPS/Nanopore platforms will be an advantage.

*Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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