Research Associate (Microbiology/Biotechnology/Bioengineering/Molecular Biology/Biological Science/Biochemistry)

Research Associate (Microbiology/Biotechnology/Bioengineering/Molecular Biology/Biological Science/Biochemistry)

Nanyang Technological University
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School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) is seeking a highly motivated and responsible Research Associate who is committed in developing bio-based solution to solve plastic waste problem.
The Research Associate will be part of a team that is responsible for creating synthetic biology tools to engineer cellulose-producing bacteria to up-cycle PET plastic waste. The Research Associate will be working directly with a Research Fellow. The research position is available in a collaborative project funded by National Research Foundation under the Competitive Research Program. The Program consists of research groups from NTU, A.STAR, and NUS with regular monthly meetings.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Work on genetic circuits in cellulose producing bacteria for the production of key intermediates to increase cellulose production

  • Plan and execute the experiments with to achieve the set goals

  • Assist other senior staff members as required

  • Record the outcome of experiments, analyze data, and present data for scientific communications

  • Write reports to summarize the findings of the project

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in microbiology, biotechnology, bioengineering, molecular biology, biological science, biochemistry or a related field

  • Good knowledge of analytical tools and molecular biology techniques

  • Experience with cellulose producing bacteria is desirable but not mandatory

  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a research team

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Hiring Institution: NTU
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