Senior Research Fellow, Food Safety Microbiologist

24 Nov 2020
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24 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) serves as Singapore’s lead scientific platform under the Singapore Food Story R&D Programme, to bring together researchers, regulators and industry to build up Singapore’s food safety science and R&D capabilities to secure Singapore’s food supply and economic value proposition. FRESH will embark on R&D and talent development activities to help enhance Singapore’s local food regulatory capabilities and allow “first-in-market” food products to be safely launched in Singapore, as well as help promote Singapore-developed food standards internationally. FRESH is part of the Singapore Food Story R&D Programme (SFS), with partner organisations being the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), A*STAR and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

FRESH invites applications for the position of Senior Research Fellow (Food Safety Microbiologist).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Aid the Director in forwarding the mission and vision of FRESH by providing expert input on emerging areas of food microbial safety and identifying strategic research opportunities in the field of food microbiology
  • Lead projects focused on the development of scientific solutions for issues related to food microbial safety, as identified by the food industry and government
  • Research work should be directed towards translational science and directed outputs that strengthen and support Singapore’s efforts to enhance food security and ensure a continued, high level of safety, in support of the Singapore Food Story (SFS) R&D programme

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline such as microbiology, microbial risk assessment, food science and food safety, and have at least 5 years postdoctoral experience in an academic or industrial research setting
  • Direct experience in conducting microbial assessments for food safety approval and risk assessment is preferred
  • Experience working with government and industry organisations to validate and harmonise microbial risk assessment methods is an asset
  • Have a general understanding of the commercial and regulatory environment of the Singapore food industry, the ability to network with government and industry, as well as maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have a strong track record of scientific achievements, acquired either in the private or public sectors, or in academia, which should also include funding from national and international agencies
  • Comfortable with a role that crosses academic, industry and regulatory thinking
  • Experience in food microbial risk assessment along the entire supply chain from farm to fork
  • Experience in applying machine learning to model supply chain contamination risks and/ or direct food industry experience would be advantageous

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU