Research Assistant, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Thursday, 21 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 20 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Positions are available for Research Assistants or Research Engineers in the group of Dr. Soh Siow Ling, at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The research of our group is highly interdisciplinary and spans across materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This position is ideal for anyone who is considering research as a career. The diverse range of projects allows good exposure to the different varieties of research.

One area of focus is the field of charge separation at the interface of matter. We use our knowledge in chemistry to understand the molecular mechanisms of charge separation (e.g., the type of charged molecules involved in the separation) and knowledge in materials science to fabricate the materials with the desired performance for charge separation. We also engineer the devices based on our fundamental results for developing novel applications. Based on our expertise, we are currently working on a diverse range of applications, including energy harvesting, removal of virus-loaded aerosol, separation, chemical analysis, and antistatic and anti-adhesive surfaces. The field is tremendously exciting because the science underlying the phenomena is poorly understood; hence, there are a lot of opportunities for fundamental discoveries and development of new applications.

Another area of focus is functional stimuli-responsive polymers for developing “intelligent” chemical systems. We seek to develop the smart functions of stimuli-responsive polymers by combining the unique material properties of the polymers, interesting reactions, and design. The fields of application include drug delivery, soft robotics, treatment, separation, and many others. Besides these two areas, our research group is also involved in many other areas of research, including electrochemistry, self-assembly, 3D printing, reaction diffusion, fluid mechanics, and others. The scope of the projects can range from fundamentals, applications, to commercialization of products.


Because of our highly interdisciplinary approach, we are happy to work with candidates who may have different research backgrounds from our group. The candidate may be a chemist, material scientist, engineer (e.g., chemical, mechanical, etc), or any general technical background. The candidate should have a Bachelor degree and good hands-on skills in experimental work.

If interested, please contact Dr. Soh at the following email address:

For more information on the background of the research, please refer to:

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Engineering
Department : Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No

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