Research Associate, Wastewater-based Epidemiology

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

A Research Associate position is currently available in the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute - Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre (NEWRI-AEBC).

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, validate, and implement methods for detection and quantification of human pathogens in wastewater
  • Support research work on wastewater-based epidemiology and laboratory techniques – (sewage sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, reagent preparation, environmental/biochemical assays, etc.)
  • Provide expertise on molecular biology for WBE analysis
  • Work synergistically with PI and Co-Is in experimental designs, conducting experiments, troubleshooting and data analysis
  • Design the sampling protocols and analytical methods applicable for different types analysis proposed
  • Design, conduct and troubleshoot experiments in the laboratory
  • Provide training to research associate/assistant on the relevant skills for the proposed project

Job Requirements

  • Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Environmental & Water Technology or other related science/life science disciplines
  • Knowledge and experience on operation, data analysis, sample preparation for molecular biology (e.g. PCR, ELISA, analytical instruments (e.g. HPLC, GC, FTIR, GC-MS, IC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS or some of these) is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of sample preparation and method development is a plus
  • Highly motivated person who is able to work independently
  • Good communication skills & team player
  • Interest in research work
  • Highly driven, independent and resourceful
  • Newly graduated candidates are welcome to apply
  • One year working experience is a plus

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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