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Research Scientist - Singapore

Tropic Biosciences

Tropic Biosciences

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

We are currently seeking a proficient Researcher to join our scientific team at our newly established R&D site in Singapore, in a role that combines project/experiment planning with laboratory-based work.

Job Purpose

The Singapore Tropic’s team is dedicated to pioneering an inventive gene editing technology platform, situated at the convergence of molecular biology, microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, and mammalian cell biology. We are currently seeking a proficient Researcher to join our scientific team at our newly established R&D site in Singapore. This role is tailored for a dynamic scientist from academia seeking to transition into industry or an accomplished individual with a demonstrated history of success in the biotechnology sector.


  • Help in building our lab and R&D capabilities in our new site in Singapore
  • Drive the project(s) for the Singapore site, strong focus on bench work
  • Working to a defined scientific plan and facilitating successful outcomes
  • Work with other departments (Bioinformatics, Molecular teams etc.) across different time zones (UK-Singapore)
  • Planning, execution, analysis (including statistics) and reporting on experiments to the highest standards
  • Train, supervise and plan work for technicians (in the future), with the potential to line manage members of your technical team, depending on experience
  • Present and report results to key stakeholders in the company, including senior management


Educational background

  • PhD in a relevant field + postdoc/industry experience OR
  • A Bsc/Msc in a relevant field with a strong record of delivery within the Biotechnology industry, preferably with 5 years of experience

Core competencies

  • Highly motivated person that can thrive in a fast-moving environment
  • Agile
  • Can work own its own or part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent team player with professional, effective communication
  • Managing collaborator relationships and projects

Technical competencies

  • Gene editing technologies (CRISPR-Cas systems) and application (Genome editing)
  • Hands-on and demonstrable expertise in molecular biology
  • Host-pathogen interactions (not as critical)
  • Expertise in microbiology and mammalian cell culture is advantageous
  • Experimental design, execution and data analysis
  • Presentation of reports to a high standard

About Us

Tropic is one of the world’s leading agricultural gene-editing companies. Our team is dedicated to the development and commercialization of high-performing varieties of tropical crops to provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers globally, tackling real-world problems around food security and sustainability.

Our vision is to become a leading seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust.

Why Join Tropic?

  • Diverse workforce operating in a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • Opportunity to be part of a new growing team

Further Information

  • Job LocationSingapore
  • Time Requirement – Full Time
  • Contract – Permanent
  • Closing date - 22nd July 2024

If you are looking to work in a dynamic company, striving towards a real-world impact, then consider joining our team and apply here!