Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials

Nov 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The candidate will work with research and development projects exploring the synthesis, classification, purification, passivation/functionalisation of carbon-based nanomaterials at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore.

  • Propose, conduct, and optimise synthesis methods of carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise size classification methods
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise purification methods
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise passivation/functionalisation methods
  • Review technical and scientific literature and prepare presentations or proposals for discussion
  • Design, establish, and write standard operating procedures for processing routes, equipment usage, and training
  • Calibrate and maintain equipment assigned
  • Perform laboratory analysis, evaluate and discuss the results, and present reports
  • Manage general laboratory inventory (e.g., consumable inventory)
  • Work in a laboratory environment within a team of multidisciplinary researchers
  • Participate in routine housekeeping

Job Requirements

  • The candidate must hold an internationally recognised PhD degree, preferably in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science or engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience working on synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanomaterials (preferably oxide)
  • Experience working with size classification and purification systems
  • Experience on passivation/functionalisation of carbon nanoparticles
  • Experience working on stablisation and characterisation of colloidal suspensions
  • Experience working in wet chemistry laboratory and cleanroom environment

Additionally, the candidate should be/have:

  • Accountable for technical deliverables and milestones according to agreed timelines
  • Self-motivated to study and achieve proposed goals
  • Able to troubleshoot and root cause analysis

It is a bonus if the candidate has:

  • Knowledge on pilot or industrial processes above described
  • Knowledge or previous experience on upscaling processes
  • knowledge and experience in analytical techniques and sample preparation (e.g., TEM, SEM, FTIR, TGA, DSC, XPS, DRX, AFM, QMS, CHNS, ICP, Raman, PL, and fluorescence microscopy)
  • Previous experience working in an industrial environment or in research and development projects with industrial partners
  • Previous experience working on synthesis/characterisation of carbon dots, carbon quantum dots, carbon nanodots, or graphene quantum dots

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Department: Industrial Development Laboratory
Job requisition ID: 8456