Dr Koh Tong-Wey Group: Postdoctoral Position

We are hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow to develop a diagnostic method for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This project has been recently selected by the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge for a Catalyst Award and will be conducted in collaboration with Dr Ian Cheong’s Group at TLL. The diagnostic method involves a combination of colorimetric sensor array and machine-learning to recognise metabolite profiles that distinguish between samples from PD cases and controls. The work involves enhancing an existing array by testing additional colorimetric reactions that detect metabolites that are specific for PD.


  • Research published literature for metabolites that are enriched or depleted in urine samples from PD
  • Testing an existing colorimetric sensor array on urine samples
  • Development of new colorimetric assays for PD-specific metabolites


  • PhD Degree in Pharmacology, Chemistry or Biochemistry or equivalent from a recognised university
  • At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal
  • Competence in analytical chemistry techniques
  • Familiarity with mammalian metabolism and organic chemistry
  • Ability to conduct inter-disciplinary and collaborative research

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 applications (including a cover letter with short statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and three referees’ contacts/ recommendation letters) to:

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

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)