Work & Life in Singapore in this week’s Science

Two articles discuss the exciting professional and personal opportunities available for Westerners in Singapore and across Asia:

Flocking to Asia for a Shot at Greatness

“Academics from around the world are taking jobs in Hong Kong, Singapore, and elsewhere in East Asia, lured by generous budgets and a welcome sign for foreigners.”

A Life Outside Work

“Outstanding job opportunities in Hong Kong and Singapore may be the prime draw for globe-trotting academics. But their families, their interests, and their social lives are also important considerations.”

A post-doctoral position is available

Research Fellow in Microbial Cell Biology of Bacterial Communities

We are seeking a highly motivated microbiologist with strong training in molecular biology, bacterial cell biology, and/or microbial communities. This position involves research on the community organization of medically relevant pathogens using molecular and cell biology approaches. Specific projects include the study of uni- and multi-cellular communities in vitro and in animal models of disease.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related field (or obtain one by Fall 2012), a strong publication record, and expertise in molecular biology/biochemistry/microscopy/imaging data analysis.

Salary is internationally competitive at the post-doctoral level, and commensurate with experience. We invite the application of researchers world-wide; the research atmosphere at NTU and Singapore is diverse, vibrant, and well-funded. The research will involve a substantial level of international collaboration with leading academic institutions.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter (including a short description of your research interests), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address to kkline[at]

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.