Scientific Advisor

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to run your own lab and drive our Asia-Pacific business in Singapore

Scientific Advisor

The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining the company’s lead in laboratory automation as a key scientific advisor and relationship manager in Asia-Pacific.

You will have your own laboratory and office within SynCTI at the National University of Singapore, and will help to provide the ever-changing voice of the customer and, crucially, act as the link between our Asian distributors, customers and Singer Instruments.

Additionally you will be talking with world-renowned scientists, making large capital sales, testing new products, maintaining your lab, writing applications papers, organising and attending meetings, keeping up with life science trends and innovations, and increasing brand awareness within key scientific communities.

As a mid-level position in a relatively small and rapidly-expanding business, you will experience a varied role, challenging you and allowing you to gain exposure to many aspects of business that larger companies will be less likely to provide: such as product development, business management, marketing and strategic planning. This is an important role, in an important market at an extremely exciting time. We are looking for a passionate and focused English and Mandarin speaking scientist, to lead our continued exponential-growth within Asia-Pacific.


MSc or PhD (preferred) in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology or a similar field


Singer Instruments is a small but rapidly growing UK-based company that develop and provide hardware and software solutions for laboratory automation. We supply public and private research institutions worldwide, in multiple facets of biological sciences including Genetics, Neuroscience, Systems Biology, Cancer Biology, Biofuel Engineering and microbiology. Singer Instruments are proud to have customers within each of the top 50 Universities in the World. With offices in California and Singapore and our headquarters in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West of England, we’re close to all the outdoors action that you could imagine!


Dependent on experience


Pension contributions, Healthcare scheme, Bonus scheme, Holiday, International travel

Equity option eligibility



SynCTI, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Permanent Role


  • Fluent English and Mandarin speaker
  • Strong knowledge of microbial genetics/genomics or a similar field
  • Fantastic people and communication skills
  • Confident, enthusiastic, proactive and motivated to succeed
  • Self-motivating and able to thrive in a ‘start-up style’ SME work environment
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Solid computing skills, particularly databases & spreadsheets
  • Supportive of a culture of continuous improvement

Bonus Requirements

  • Strong interests in robotic automation for scientific research
  • Experience of any type of relationship management or sales and marketing
  • Experience in any leadership role
  • Hands-on, practical robotics (or similar technical) experience
  • Experience of having attended at least one international scientific conference during MSc or PhD training
  • Valid, clean driving license


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