Dr Koh Tong-Wey Group: Assistant Research Officer

We are seeking for an Assistant Research Officer (ARO) who is available from June 2020.

The research is focused on studying Parkinson’s disease (PD) using a fruitfly model. PD is a common neurodegenerative disease, which mainly manifest as a movement disorder. We have identified 18 genes that interact with alpha-synuclein, a key gene in PD. Some of the 18 genes were recently implicated as potential genetic factors influencing the risk of PD in human genome-wide association studies. The ARO will be conducting experiments to investigate the mechanisms underlying the interactions between one of these genes and alpha-synuclein.


  • BSc with Honours in Biological Sciences or related fields
  • Completion of a Final Year Project based on experimental science (or any other substantial form of lab-based research project)
  • Strong interest in a career in research
  • Good organizational skill
  • Ability to understand Mendelian genetics
  • Experience with molecular biology, microscopy and/or tissue dissection

Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidates. Benefits include annual leave, medical and flexi-benefits, etc. 

Interested individuals should send their application letter, tertiary education transcripts and CV with at least two references to 

Dr KOH Tong-Wey
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited
E-mail: tongwey@tll.org.sg 

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)