Research Assistant, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

05 Oct 2022
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05 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Positions are available for Research Assistants or Research Engineers in the group of Dr. Soh Siow Ling, at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The research in the group is highly interdisciplinary and spans across materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

One area of focus is functional stimuli-responsive polymers for developing “intelligent” systems. The smart functions of stimuli-responsive polymers are developed by combining the unique material properties of the polymers, transport of molecules, reactions, and design. Many applications are currently being developed, including drug delivery, soft robotics, diagnostic devices, separation, and others.

Another area of focus is the field of charge separation at the interface of matter. Because little is known about these phenomena, there are a lot of opportunities for fundamental discoveries and development of new applications. The projects in the research group involve investigating the fundamental mechanisms of charge separation, fabricating the materials, and engineering novel applications of the phenomena. A wide range of applications are currently being developed, including energy harvesting, removal of virus-loaded aerosol, separation, chemical analysis, and antistatic and anti-adhesive surfaces.

Many other research topics are also of interest, including electrochemistry, self-assembly, 3D printing, reaction diffusion, fluid mechanics, and others. In general, the projects range from fundamental investigations, creating applications, to commercialization of products.


The candidate may be a chemist, material scientist, engineer (e.g., chemical, mechanical, etc), or any general technical background. Because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of the research group, candidates with different research backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with good hands-on skills in experimental work. 

If interested, please contact Dr. Soh at the following email address:

For more information on the background of the research, please refer to:

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Engineering
Department : Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 13958

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