Singapore Eye Research Institute

Clinical / Research Fellow (Retina)

Job Category:  Research
Posting Date:  7 Jun 2023

About SERI

SERI, the research arm of SNEC, was established in 1997 with the mission to conduct high-impact eye research that prevents blindness, low vision and major eye diseases in Singapore. Till date, SERI has conducted landmark research projects that have led to tangible outcomes, patient benefits and success stories. It has been paving the way for significant improvements in how eye diseases are treated and prevented, not just within Singapore but on a global scale.


By joining SERI, you can:

  • Work with a Purpose: Meaningful impact towards improving patients’ live through research
  • Maximise your Potential: Opportunity to work with global and top researchers at one of Singapore’s largest research institutes and be engaged in continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Be Connected and Cared for: People-centric environment that supports your personal well-being guided by our core values of Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration


What you'll do

The incumbent will undertake research in SERI and clinical research work at SNEC related to a broad range of medical retina conditions (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases etc). He/she will assist the Director, Investigators and Consultants in the successful execution of the project(s).


The Research Component includes the following:

  • Lead and Develop the discovery and translation of novel biomarkers, targets and therapies
  • Report scientific outcomes and strategies to the Lead PI and Collaborators to support the successful development, coordination and management of the program
  • Evaluate new research opportunities and collaborations tailored to the needs and interest of TAAP
  • Support clinical studies under Open Fund- Large Collaborative Grant (OF-LCG)
  • Conduct and coordinate clinical research in medical retinal diseases within SERI/SNEC in line with its research strategy, including PI-initiated studies and industry sponsored clinical trials
  • Grade and interpret Imaging studies
  • Assist in management of these research projects, which includes supervising post-doctoral research assistants, research students, technical and other support staff (if any)
  • Publish and disseminate research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and other reputable outlets
  • Assist to draft research reports
  • Attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department
  • Attend and participate in meetings (where necessary) and other committees and working groups within SERI/SNEC
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work
  • Undertake such specific roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Director

The Clinical Research Component will include participation in medical retina clinics, diabetic retinopathy clinics and laser clinics through which the post holder will be exposed to:

  • A broad variety of retinal and vitreous disorders with particular emphasis on macular diseases and retinal vascular disease. The principles, interpretation and hands-on experience with fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography and optical coherence tomography using state-of-the-art equipment
  • The principles, interpretation and hands-on experience in electrophysiology


Job Requirements

  • MMed (Ophthalmology), FRCS or its equivalent, registrable with the Singapore Medical Council
  • Completed 2 years of advance training rotations in general ophthalmology
  • Research training with a Masters/PhD in epidemiology or in a related discipline, with of publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Experienced in most aspects of clinical ophthalmology and competent with intravitreal injections. Experience in Imaging papers will be an added advantage
  • A demonstrated familiarity with principles of clinical research studies
  • Able to work independently and multi-task
  • A good command of English language

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The incumbent will be required to be flexible in their duties.


1-year contract will be given for the first instance (subject to extension up to 2 years)