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Assistant Professor / Associate Professor (Pathology)
National University of Singapore

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2018
Title Assistant Professor / Associate Professor (Pathology)
University National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Department Department of Pathology
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2018
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor (Pathology)

The Department of Pathology, National University of Singapore, invites applications for Clinician Scientist as an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor on the Tenure Track, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), NUS. The candidate will also continue his/her clinical practice in the National University Hospital as a Consultant. The department has a strong clinical service culture combined with research and intensive involvement in undergraduate, resident and fellowship training.

Purpose of the post

The candidate should bring world-class expertise in a field of histopathology. He/she will complement the research strengths of the department, which already has contributing authors in the WHO Classification of liver, haematolymphoid and head and neck tumours.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a Consultant in the Department of Pathology, NUH (0.3 FTE) and an Assistant or Associate Professor in NUSMed (0.7 FTE). Duties as follows:
a. Lead a research program in the fields of gastrointestinal, pulmonary or breast pathology
b. Participate in teaching of undergraduate medical students
c. Teach Residents particularly in gastrointestinal, pulmonary or breast pathology
d. Reporting of histopathology and cytopathology cases
e. Attendance at clinico-pathology conferences
f. Perform administrative duties as directed by the Head of Pathology Department


  • Have basic medical degrees and postgraduate qualifications in anatomical pathology that are recognized by the Singapore Medical Council for registration as a Specialist Pathologist.
  • Have a PhD or equivalent in medical/biological sciences or related disciplines in one of the abovementioned histopathology subspecialties, preferably with some post-doctoral experience.
  • He/she should have published in high impact factor journals (e.g. Nature, Cancer Discovery, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology, Gut, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Pathology, etc.) as evidence of his/her research capabilities.
  • The candidate will be required to set up an independent research programme in the Department of Pathology, and will be expected to collaborate actively with clinicians and scientists.
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature, attention to detail; and
  • Has knowledge of computer applications, e.g. SPSS, MS office, PowerPoint.
  • Has established early track record of research excellence.

Formal application

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications / oral presentations and full contacts of at least three referees to:

Tan Lay Kwan (Ms)
Department of Pathology
National University of Singapore
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119074

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Established in 1905, the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is the first institution of higher learning in Singapore and the genesis of the National University of Singapore.

The School offers one of the finest undergraduate medical programmes in the Asia Pacific region and commands international recognition and respect. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 by subject and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2017 list NUS Medicine as a leading medical school in Asia.

It admits 300 students to the MBBS degree programme annually and its principal missions are to educate and train the next generation of healthcare professionals, and foster research that will help to advance the practice of medicine.

The 18 NUS Medicine departments in the basic sciences and clinical specialties work closely with the Centre for Medical Education, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, the Centre for Healthcare Simulation as well as the restructured public hospitals to ensure that teaching and research are aligned and relevant to Singapore’s healthcare needs. The School is a founding institutional member of the National University Health System.

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Contact Information

  • Ms TAN Lay Kwan (Human Resources)
    Department of Pathology
    National University of Singapore
  • +65 6772 4303
  • +65 6778 0671


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