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 focus of this Assistant Research Officer/Research Officer role will be on application of enzymes and/or microbial hosts to convert industrial side stream and waste stream into valuable products. Writing technical reports and contributing to intellectual property is also an expectation in this role.


Job Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Conduct literature review and data interpretation for report generation and/or slides generation to communicate results of assigned tasks to team lead and R&D management
  • Work with project team to execute experiments to meet R&D project deliverables
  • Troubleshoot scientific and technical problems when required
  • Maintain high laboratory housekeeping
  • Observe lab standard operating procedures and practices

Job Requirements

  • BSc. or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related subjects
  • Strong background in enzyme development, metabolic engineering, fermentation, and biomass conversion is preferred
  • Hands-on ability to carry out bench work
  • Good command of written and spoken English, good oral communication skills, ability to interact with industrial collaborators
  • Ability to collaborate and work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative team
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and multinational teams
  • Self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks and be able to perform under pressure to meet deadlines

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