Assistant Research Officer

Assistant Research Officer

Wilmar International Limited
2-5 years
36000 - 60000 SGD

Job Description

Wilmar International Limited is Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar International business activities include oil palm cultivation, edible oils refining, oilseeds crushing, consumer pack edible oils processing and merchandising, specialty fats, oleochemicals, and biodiesel manufacturing, and grains processing and merchandising. It has over 1,000 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. The Group is backed by a multinational workforce of about 100,000 people.


The Animal Health & Nutrition Team at WIL@NUS is seeking to hire an enthusiastic assistant research officer. The successful candidate will be working predominantly on projects aiming to improve animal health and efficiency through deciphering gut microbiome-host metabolic networks. In addition, our team contributes to developing novel food products for human consumption.


Job Responsibilities.

  • Establish microbiological, biochemical and analytical assays for the evaluation of desirable properties of microorganisms
  • Perform microbial ecological analyses (e.g., sample preparation for microbial community analysis using high-throughput ‘omics techniques)
  • Perform (molecular) microbiological analyses (isolation, cultivation and characterization of single microbial species)
  • Follow protocols, conduct literature/data review, assist in generation of reports, and communicate results of assigned tasks to project team and R&D management
  • Work with project team to execute experiments to meet R&D project deliverables
  • Meet high laboratory housekeeping, health and safety and record keeping practices and standards

Job requirements.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (preferred) or other Life Sciences
  • Proficient in sterile laboratory work procedures (handling DNA and microbial cultures)
  • Strong laboratory skills in microbiological and microbial ecological techniques and experience with high-throughput sequencing sample preparation workflows
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work on interdisciplinary topics and interact efficiently in a culturally diverse setting

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