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Join our passionate and dynamic group dedicated to enabling earlier, more accurate diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and early-stage cancer.

Singapore | Full Time

About the Role

The Senior Research Scientist will lead a team of researchers to design, develop and validate immuno-assays on a novel diagnostic platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring project goals are met in a timely manner and to communicate the results to relevant stakeholders.


  • Work with the team to scope and manage project within requirements and ensure timely execution.

  • Design and execute experiments for development and optimization of immuno-diagnostic assays according to required specifications.

  • Constantly survey literature for new ideas that for the optimization of immunoassays

  • Able to analyse, summarize and communicate results to relevant stakeholders.

  • Provide scientific input in both R&D meetings and multifunctional meetings.

  • Maintains GLP compliance for all laboratory work and documentation related to assay validations in accordance with FDA regulations and company SOPs.

  • Mentor junior team members in experimental design and troubleshooting.


  • PhD qualification in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines.

  • Extensive experience in gold-related surface chemistry and/ or biomolecular conjugation highly preferred.

  • Prior experience in utilization of SPR (Biacore, Horiba, Octet etc.) to study protein-protein interactions and binding kinetics preferred

  • Familiarity with general molecular biology and biochemical assays such as qPCR and ELISA.

  • Experience in bioassays and working with human samples is a plus

  • Prior industry assay development experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of regulatory or quality assurance processes is an advantage.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

  • Flexibility to lead or be part of the team.

  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative manner with an interdisciplinary team.

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About the Company


Sunbird Bio is a Singapore startup, exploring new frontiers in molecular diagnostics.

We are a passionate team coming together from a wide range of backgrounds to solve complex diagnostics problems and realize transformative solutions by pushing the technology boundaries.

Our innovative diagnostic platform will provide opportunities for faster, more accurate and more affordable results. These technologies have received multiple awards and are often featured in the news media for their scientific breakthroughs.

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