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Research Engineer (Microalgae Cultivation), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Closing date
28 Dec 2023

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated research engineer with expertise in microalgae cultivation using industrial food side-streams to produce high-value products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cultivation of multiple microalgae strains in lab scale as well as larger bioreactors (up to 100L).
  • Conversion of several different types of food waste into suitable media for microalgae cultivation.
  • Conduct analysis of microalgae composition including protein, carbohydrate, lipid etc.
  • Further analysis of lipids, sugars and amino acids using techniques such as GC, HPLC etc.  
  • Extraction of certain products from microalgal biomass

Job Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical engineering or related field from a renowned university.
  • Have a strong background in microalgal/microbial cultivation, downstream processing, and material characterization.
  • Have 1-2 years of experience with microalgae cultivation, operation/design of bioreactors or handling/characterization of food waste.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player who can also work independently

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 22865

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