Dr Yin Zhongchao Group: Postdoctoral Position

Dr Yin Zhongchao Group (https://www.tll.org.sg/group-leaders/zhong-chao-yin/) conducts research on disease resistance to rice bacterial blight, marker-assisted breeding and genetic engineering in rice and tomato. A postdoctoral position is available in the research group to study carotenoid and flavonoid biosynthesis in tomato and disease resistance signalling in rice.


  • To use genetics and genetic engineering approaches to develop new tomato lines
  • To use genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics methods to characterize and screen for new tomato lines that are suitable for urban farming, especially indoor farming
  • To use spare time to characterize mutants that are involved in disease resistance signalling in rice


  • PhD Degree in the field of plant genetics and development, biochemistry, cell biology or microbiology from a recognized university
  • At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal
  • Highly motivated, able to undertake independent research
  • A team player with good oral and written English and excellent communication skills

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

Interested individuals should send their applicants (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications and three referees’ contacts/ recommendation letters) to:

Dr YIN Zhongchao
Senior Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd
Email: yinzc@tll.org.sg

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)