Research Assistant, Chemical Engineer - Materials

22 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Chemical Engineer with a focus on Materials will apply principles of chemical engineering to research, develop, and optimize materials with tailored properties for various applications, including but not limited to energy harvesting and storage materials. This role involves working in multidisciplinary teams to design, analyze, and process materials, ensuring their suitability for wearable and implantable systems. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and development to create and improve materials with desired properties, including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and electrochemical characteristics.
  • Design and execute experiments to analyze material behavior, performance, and compatibility with different environments and conditions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate materials into wearable and implantable systems.
  • Optimize material processing techniques to achieve desired material properties, consistency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot material-related issues and propose innovative solutions to enhance material performance and device quality.
  • Evaluate the environmental and safety aspects of materials and processes, adhering to regulatory standards and sustainability practices.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in wearable power supply devices and technology, incorporating new insights into ongoing projects.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and external partners to source materials and assess their suitability for specific applications.
  • Prepare technical reports, documentation, and presentations to communicate research findings and project progress to the PI.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field. 
  • Demonstrated experience in chemical engineering, analysis, and processing, preferably in energy industries 
  • Solid understanding of chemical engineering principles, including material structure, properties, and composition; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics, etc.
  • Proficiency in experimental design and characterization techniques, such as spectroscopy and microscopy.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret complex data to make informed decisions.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities to tackle material chemistry-related challenges and optimize processes.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment, manage multiple projects, and meet project deadlines.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21351