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Research Fellow (Skin Microbial Communities)
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The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes.

SCELSE is seeking a highly motivated and capable Research Fellow to work on projects related to microbial communities from the skin. The work will require the candidate to be able to work with mixed species biofilms, as well as analysis of microbiome composition from clinical samples. This position is a lab-based position and involves working closely with industry collaborators.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct laboratory experiments
  • Supervise research assistants and students
  • Analyze raw data, prepare data for presentation, and prepare reports on the work
  • Write research papers

Job Requirements
  • PhD in Microbiology, or a related subject
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of biofilms
  • Experience in working with molecular methods such as qPCR, FISH and DNA manipulations including gene knockouts is desired
  • Experience working with one of the meta-omics methods (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics) and an overall knowledge of microbial metabolism are advantageous
  • Knowledge of microscopy methods (Confocal, SEM, etc.) is an advantage
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and work to tight deadlines are essential
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills are essential

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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