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Scientific jobs in Singapore (Biochemistry)

Postby MissC » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 3:14 am

Hi everyone!
I am new here and am hoping that I can get some help from people on this forum. I am looking into working in Singapore and I have a few questions, which I hope you guys can help. TIA.

1) What is the expected salary in scientific research? (I have a MSc & 2 years experience in laboratory research)

2) Secondly, is it easy for a foreigner to get into the sciences in SG?

Many thanks in advance.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 8:48 am

With the right qualifications, people with scientific and research backgrounds in materials science, nanotechnology, bio tech, pharma, and water, will be welcomed with open arms. The gahmen has an active program to recruit as it drives its industries up stream from manufacturing to design and research.

Google 'biopolis singapore' and 'A*Star'. This will give you a sense of what is going on and the jobs available.

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Postby MissC » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 4:50 pm

Thank you Strong Eagle for your reply. I hope I have what they are looking for and finding a job in SG wouldn't be so hard, especially when I am doing it from the UK. Just wondering if you know how the science field in SG is doing under the current economic climate. As here in the UK, everything is pretty grim.

Thanks again.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 4:56 pm

MissC wrote:Thank you Strong Eagle for your reply. I hope I have what they are looking for and finding a job in SG wouldn't be so hard, especially when I am doing it from the UK. Just wondering if you know how the science field in SG is doing under the current economic climate. As here in the UK, everything is pretty grim.

Thanks again.


Can't speak to commercial ventures but the Singapore government's program is long term and continues unabated. The best researchers in American and European uni's are being poached with new labs, nice salaries, and no teaching duties.

It has been a while but another poster found a job in short order. I'd review the websites you come up with in a search, make a list of pharma, bio tech, and others that have a presence in Singapore (and the UK) and see what you can rustle up. Probably one of the better areas in which to find a job these days.


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