Research Associate

09 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

SMTC was set up to spearhead Singapore's R&D efforts in fundamental and applied research in membrane science and technology. Collaborating with multidisciplinary talents across NTU, with other universities and industry partners, to develop new, low-cost, and improved membranes and membrane-based systems.

Job Scope:

This job is expected to provide day-to-day support in the operation a pilot plant, conduct laboratory study to optimize the treatment process, perform water analyses, prepare progress reports and presentations. 

  • Evaluation and optimization of VSEP-NF for waste brine treatment
  • Operation and maintenance of MIEX pilot
  • Routine analysis of water quality

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Involve in the development of real time monitoring methods for membrane fouling detection
  • Participate in the development of rapid analysis methods for bioavailability in different water source
  • Develop and assist in the development of protocol for laboratory analysis on the efficacy of biocides
  • Conduct lab scale experiment and maintain operation in pilot system.
  • Conduct water quality analysis using different analytical methods
  • Travel to field sites to collect samples and record data
  • To prepare research papers, reports and presentations


  • Master degree from a reputable university in chemical/environmental engineering
  • Relevant research experience on membrane technology
  • Paper, proposal writing and report writing skill
  • Oral presentation skill, Multitasking skill
  • Self-motivated and able to work on your own and in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication and writing in English
  • Strong responsibility for research

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