Career Opportunities

The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) is a mission-oriented and the first national research institute in materials in Singapore.

Postdoctoral-level scientists and engineers typically start as research scientist. Suitable senior scientists can develop to be group and program leaders. The Institute aims to build world-class research groups with an excellent reputation in science as well as in developing technology platforms for industry partnership and commercialization.

We welcome highly qualified candidates with excellent communication skills and collaborate outlook to contribute in a target-driven, dynamic and innovative environment.

For a list of positions currently available in IMRE, please CLICK HERE.


IMRE has been actively recruiting talented researchers worldwide. Our recruitment effort consists of a two-pronged approach. We cultivate a healthy pool of researchers through an active awareness programme and we recruit the best through selective advertising and targeted recruitment.

Young and aspiring scientists and engineers are the future driving force in Research and Development (R&D). IMRE conducts regular awareness programmes at local and overseas university to promote the Institute’s R&D activities as well as those of the other A*STAR Research Institutes, and to appraise them of the R&D career opportunities in Singapore.

Our researchers attend top international conferences in their fields of research and often take on the role of recruitment officers by identifying suitable candidates and conducting on-the-spot interviews.

For those seeking a challenging and rewarding career in materials research and engineering, exciting opportunities await you in IMRE!


IMRE offers a competitive remuneration package that is complemented by a suite of attractive benefits, including:

• Annual, medical, child-care, maternity, compassionate and matrimonial leave
• Comprehensive life, personal accident and medical insurance
• Dental and flexible benefits
• Performance bonus
• Local and overseas training opportunities
• Staff development
• 5-day work week


Singapore is a global city where talents gather to share innovative ideas, start new businesses, and engage in exciting career opportunities. Singapore ranks top as most globalised nation (A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Magazine Globalisation Index 2005). Singapore offers a globally top-ranked working populace, recognised for its high level of productivity, technical proficiency and positive work attitude, because of the continued investment in expertise-training to ensure depth of knowledge and currency of skill. Singapore is highly committed to building and sustaining world class R&D capabilities.

Singapore also has one of the highest standards of living in the world, but has a reasonable cost of living that is lower than many western countries.

For more information and advice on working and living in Singapore, please visit the following websites:
•  Contact Singapore
•  Singapore Expats  
•  Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore  
•  Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority  
•  Ministry of Manpower  
•  Uniquely Singapore