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Research/Senior Research Fellow* - Aquaculture Genomics and Selective Breeding

Job no: 492781
Work type: Contract Fixed Term
Location: Singapore

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Accounting, Arts, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.

James Cook University offers Higher Degree by Research programs# such as Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and pathways to a higher degree.  Additionally, the campus offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards.

The campus is growing and very friendly and academic staff across the disciplines and administrative staff often interact.  At any time, there are students on campus from at least 40 different countries, mainly from the region, but also including a growing cohort from Europe. Singapore is an interesting place to live and provides easy access to other countries in the region.  The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to expand their cultural experience, live in a fascinating and exciting city.  Please visit or for more information.

James Cook University Singapore has established the Tropical Futures Institute (TFI). One of the major research pillars of the Institute is in the area of aquaculture. James Cook University is internationally acclaimed for their industry-linked research in tropical aquaculture. The University has established a strong R&D capability in Singapore that works in close partnership with industry and other end-users to facilitate productivity and improved food security related to aquaculture production. TFI has developed strong links with industry, NGOs, Polytechnics/Universities, government and funding bodies to enhance Singaporean aquaculture production and train the future human capital necessary for sustainable industry growth. Please visit for more information.

*Top 300 Universities in the world. ARWU 2021 | THE World Rankings 2022


We are now seeking two (2) qualified and motivated candidates for the positions of: Senior/Research Fellow to support Principal Investigators in the execution of externally funded projects in the area of Aquaculture Genetics and Molecular Breeding in Singapore. These positions will work closely with researchers from Republic Polytechnic and industry collaborators.

Selection criteria:

  1. PhD in the area of quantitative genetics and selective breeding. Preferred research experience is related to use of genetics/genomics in breeding programs demonstrated through analysis of SNP arrays and next-generation sequencing datasets.
  2. Demonstrated high-level data analysis and interpretation of quantitative genomic data, such as genomic selection (GS) and genome wide association studies (GWAS), related to their application in breeding programs
  3. Experience managing projects individually, or contributing significantly to the management of projects, including preparing funding proposals, sourcing opportunities for projects and developing relationships with potential clients, stakeholders and collaborators
  4. Experience working with industry and/or within industry-linked projects
  5. Demonstrated history of high-impact research outputs including publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals.
  6. Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively in a team environment and to stakeholders


  1. Demonstrated experience working within aquaculture genetic improvement programs.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Jose Domingos; email:

Employment type: Three years (3) fulltime, renewable contract subject to Ministry of Manpower Singapore jurisdiction and probationary period.

Remuneration and conditions: The positions command an appropriate remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience. All employment salary arrangements are offered in SGD. Candidates must consider the lower tax structure in Singapore and the organizational practice of Annual-Wage-Supplement equal to a month’s salary at the end of the calendar year (as eligible) subject to JCU board’s decision.

Research Fellow Aquaculture: SGD $79,000 per annum – SGD $ 122,000 per annum
Senior Research Fellow Aquaculture: SGD $107,000 per annum – SGD $150,000 per annum

Method of Application

Applications MUST provide all of the following:

1. An up-to-date CV including educational background and research record (publications, research grants, post-graduate supervision history)
2. Statements systematically addressing each Selection Criteria
3. Three publications of note, addressing how each relates to the position

Applications without any of the above will not be considered.

Please send your application via

Closing Date: 11 February 2022

We thank you for your interest and regret we are only able to notify shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right to invite applications, not to make an appointment or make an appointment at a lower job grade.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia.  

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