Research Fellow, Biocorrosion

10 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 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.

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join our team with diverse interests in basic and applied science for a unique multidisciplinary project.

The successful candidate will apply their prior training and experience in bioelectrochemistry and environmental microbiology in support of a project on microbially influenced corrosion. The programme involves developing high hydrostatic pressure bio-electroreactors to enable advanced physiological studies of marine prokaryotic communities exposed to high pressure and the role of such communities in the corrosion of mild steel and stainless steel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments evaluating the effect of high pressure on microbial community composition and function
  • Correlate microbial community composition and function to corrosion under different environmental conditions

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in microbiology, biotechnology or relevant disciplines
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with microorganisms is essential and prior experience working with biofilms is desirable
  • Experience working with bacteria that grow at high hydrostatic pressures is desirable
  • Possess a clear understanding of microbial redox processes and metabolism
  • Possess verifiable experience operating potentiostat-controlled bioelectrochemical cells for microbial activity characterisation
  • Prior experience in electrochemical data analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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