Research Assistant

20 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities.

SCELSE is seeking a highly motivated and capable Research Assistant to work on a project related to microbial communities from the skin.

Job Scope:

The work will require the Research Assistant to form mixed species biofilms with the community members, and evaluate biofilm development when challenged with different compounds for biofilm control purposes. The Research Assistant will need to analyse raw data, prepare data for presentations and prepare reports on the work.

Job Requirements:

  • BSc in microbiology or a related subject
  • Working understanding of metabolomics and some knowledge of separation methods such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for evaluation of metabolites
  • Experience in the fields of microbiology is preferable
  • Working knowledge of biofilms and skin microbiome research is preferable
  • Possess an understanding of the growth of skin microbiomes as biofilms
  • Experience in antimicrobial testing against skin microbiome members and communities
  • Possess an understanding of metabolomics and chromatographic methods such as HPLC
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and adhere to tight deadlines is required
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills is required

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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