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Talent Development

 LKCMedicine’s vision is to transform healthcare and lives. As part of this, our Talent Development Programme aims to identify and train the next generation of biomedical and clinical research leaders, so that they can take our work forward through the next decades.

PhD by Research Programme

The LKCMedicine PhD by Research Programme gives outstanding students the training they need to do world-class science that addresses the School’s key research themes – Metabolic Disorders, Infection and Immunity, Neuroscience and Mental Health, and Dermatology and Skin Biology. Graduates leave the programme equipped with the intellectual and technical skills to become independent research scientists, and have their clinical awareness and learning experiences uniquely reinforced through a range of local and overseas placements. To enhance our students’ employability and career mobility upon graduation, we also place strong emphasis on the development of interpersonal, presentation and management skills, coupled with training in business awareness and information technology.

LKCMedicine Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

To nurture a cadre of talented biomedical and clinical research scientists at the School, the School is pleased to announce the launch of the new LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. The programme aims to:

  • ​Nurture outstanding young research talent to conduct research studies integrated with LKCMedicine’s research strategy and in the process, develop a research career towards becoming a potential faculty member;
  • Advance the School’s strategic research partnership with Imperial College London through the conduct of complementary and collaborative research at LKCMedicine in Singapore.
Applications are now open for the LKCMedicine Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018.
  • Fellowship Details​​​​

    1. The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is tenable for up to three (3) years and provides competitive remuneration to the successful applicant. The fellowship also provides the successful applicant with a research grant of up to SGD30,000 per year. The research grant is renewable annually for the second and third years, subject to favorable review by the School. The grant can support consumables and other operating expenditure including travel to Imperial College London for collaborative research activities/conference where necessary.

    2. Faculty members may not have more than one funded Dean's postdoctoral fellow at the same time.

    3. Research grant funding provided by the felllowship is to support direct research activities. Awardees must spend 100% of their time on research.

    4. One fellowship will be awarded annually.
  • Eligibility Criteria​​​​

    ​​1. Applicant must possess a PhD degree and demonstrate a promising research track record. Applicants with at least three years of postdoctoral research training are preferred.

    2. Applicant must have a faculty sponsor from LKCMedicine and co-sponsor from Imperial College London. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor will host the successful applicant in his/her laboratory.

    3. Applicant is required to submit a research proposal that he/she plans to carry out at the School. The proposal will be a joint project between LKCMedicine and Imperial College London, integrated with the School’s research strategy and aligned with research at Imperial College London. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor and Imperial College co-sponsor will jointly supervise the progress of the joint research project.

    4. Research/postdoctoral fellows at Imperial College London wishing to develop further and/or test bed their existing research projects in the Singapore environment are encouraged to apply. One LKCMedicine faculty sponsor and Imperial College London faculty co-sponsor are required for the application.

    5. The LKCMedicine faculty sponsor must be appointed full-time at the School (Visiting, Adjunct are not eligible).

    6. The successful applicant must be appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at LKCMedicine at the time the award begins.

    7. Successful awardees cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program while funded.

    8. The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and other nationals.
  • Application​​​​

    The LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018 call is now open. The deadline for application is 2 May 2018. Interested applicants should submit the research proposal form together with the following to Nurul Syafiqah at​:

    1. Applicant’s CV

    2. A joint research proposal that includes a brief statement of proposed investigation in the following sections: background, goals, hypothesis, experimental methods and budgeting. Download the form here: LKCMedicine Deans Postdoctoral Fellowship Proposal Form.

    3. LKCMedicine faculty sponsor’s and Imperial College London faculty co-sponsor’s letters of support for the applicant and for the joint research proposal.

    For more information, please contact Nurul Syafiqah at or Dr Andrew Ang at​.


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