Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Wilmar International Limited
2-5 years
48000 - 84000 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.

WIL@NUS is the joint laboratory of Wilmar International Limited and National University of Singapore. The laboratory is involved in a wide spectrum of research areas including protein production and characterization, metagenomics and host strain development. A research scientist position is currently available working on microbial host strain development and the use of microbial system for industrial applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct experiments and process and analyse data
  • Write research papers, patent applications, reports, reviews and summaries and communicate/present results to colleagues, external scientists and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Wilmar-related companies to apply the research findings and develop improved techniques, products or practices
  • Visit factories and other Wilmar-related research and development centres to liaise future research directions
  • Attend international conferences on topics of interest to Wilmar Innovation Centre
  • Develop new areas of research and write proposals


  • Ph.D. degree in enzyme and protein engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or related discipline
  • Work experience in general microbiology, molecular cloning, protein expression and biochemistry, experience in genome editing is preferable
  • Ability to work independently and also work effectively in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce

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