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Research Fellow (Marine Microbiology)
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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, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes.

The focus of this project is to develop scientific understanding and applications to secure the ecological resilience of coral reefs in the context of a tropical urban port environment. SCELSE is seeking a research fellow to identify bacteria and microbiomes that enhance coral health and resilience. The candidate should be a talented marine microbiologist with experience working with marine organisms.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identify and sample resilient and sensitive corals by SCUBA diving in Singapore waters
  • Using cultivation and molecular techniques to identify individual bacteria and microbiomes from resilient corals
  • Perform manipulative aquarium experiments to investigate the effect of individual bacteria and microbiomes on coral

Job Requirements:
  • PhD in marine microbiology or marine microbial ecology or coral ecology
  • Competent in molecular microbiology, bacterial physiology and bioinformatics
  • Ability to perform DNA and RNA manipulation (e.g., extraction, purification, QC) for genomics and molecular community analysis
  • Ability to perform aquarium experiments, PAM-fluorometry and microscopy
  • Field and SCUBA diving experience is required
  • Ability to handle microbes competently and safely up to Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL2)
  • Good aseptic technique
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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