The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centred in Asia and internationally recognised for its research and teaching excellence. NUS is commencing an international search to recruit a new Director for the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI). CSI is one of Singapore’s five designated Research Centres of Excellence established by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education to spur research excellence in the local universities.

Launched in October 2008, CSI conducts basic and translational cancer studies by adopting a multifaceted approach to cancer research extending from basic mechanistic studies all the way to experimental therapeutics. The Director will report to the Deputy President (Research and Technology). The Director will lead efforts in catalysing world-class research in cancer science by building on prevailing academic strengths and research competencies, attracting top global academic cancer research talent, fostering outstanding international scientific collaborations, and offering quality training to nurture young innovative cancer researchers.

Candidates must hold an M.D. or Ph.D, and must be eligible for faculty appointment at the full Professor level. Candidates should be internationally recognised leaders in their respective academic fields, as evidenced by such criteria as prestigious awards, multiple publications in top-tier journals, plenary presentations at international meetings, editorial positions on leading journals, and service on scientific panels. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a proven track record of providing strong strategic and research leadership in academia, and leading translational research in collaboration with industry, national and international agencies. Excellent communication skills and evidence of success in leading a research centre are essential to the role.

All applications will be kept in the strictest confidence. Application review will continue until the positions are filled.

Please send applications (with a cover letter and full CV) to:

Professor Ho Teck Hua
Deputy President (Research and Technology)
c/o Yilian Wu, Office of the Deputy President (Research and Technology)
National University of Singapore
Email: dprwyl[at]nus.edu.sg

Full/Associate & Assistant Professors

CSI Singapore, National University of Singapore, is a state-of-the-art research center with a multifaceted and coordinated approach to cancer research, extending from basic cancer studies all the way to experimental therapeutics. The focus of the institute is on aerodigestive cancers endemic to Asian populations. In addition, we welcome applicants who are interested in RNA Biology. The institute houses a full spectrum of research and clinical translational facilities. This major center is led by a team of world-class scientists with significant government funding from Singapore’s National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education.

We are seeking individuals with exceptional scientific credentials to apply for positions at the level of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor. Qualified candidates should have a PhD and/or M.D. degree and possess an established record of excellence in cancer research. Candidates should have the capability and experience of leading a high-level, innovative research program and produce international quality publications. Successful candidates can look forward to ample laboratory space and resources, a competitive salary package and five years of core research funding in a dynamic working environment.

Interested candidates should send a CV, the names of three references, and indicate the position they are applying for in the subject field to:

Professor Daniel G. Tenen
Director, CSI Singapore
Distinguished Professor in Medicine, NUS
Email: csi_careers[at]nus.edu.sg
Website: www.csi.nus.edu.sg

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.