Research Associate, Materials/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering

21 Oct 2020
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21 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of the Surbana Jurong-NTU Corporate Lab (SJ-NTU Corp Lab), we are looking for experienced individuals with strong technical background and interest in materials or mechanical engineering. You will work alongside a R&D team that will develop innovative thermal energy storage solutions and components for cold and cryogenic energy storage. This is a R&D program that extends beyond research and theoretical studies into a pilot implementation at NTU with relevant innovations tested and integrated in real-life conditions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Development of materials for thermal energy storage systems
  • Lead all the aspects related with materials’ cyclic testing, characterization system setup and equipment/material procurement
  • Develop, analyse and evaluate technical specifications for purchases which includes equipment components and materials
  • Support the detailed design of new, bench and pilot scale equipment: particular focus will be on the scaling up of the lab tested system into a large pilot scale system
  • Support writing project progress reports, prepare presentations in official and internal technical meetings, preparation of seminars and workshops
  • Lead in publication of papers
  • Any other ad-hoc duties assigned by the project PI / supervisors

Job Requirements

  • Candidate must possess either MSc in Materials/Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from a reputable university
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years of research or engineering experience in thermal energy storage research from reputable institutions
  • Experience related with thermal energy storage materials development and/or improvement, especially on thermo-chemical energy storage and/or phase change materials enhanced with nanomaterials and materials synthesis techniques
  • High-quality and relevant scientific publications, patents and IP will be preferred
  • Identify and keep abreast of novel technical concepts and markets
  • Strong communication skill and ability to work in a diverse, international and cross disciplinary research and development environment

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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