Nanyang Technological University

Senior Research Fellow (Air Microbiome Program)

28 March 2024
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£45000 - £84000 / year

Job Description

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow to join our dynamic team. SCELSE is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and microbiomes.

SCELSE’s Air Microbiome Programme is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of Singapore’s urban tropical environment by investigating bioaerosol community patterns across diverse geographic regions. We explore the impact of natural and artificial climatic conditions on airborne microbes, employing a multidisciplinary approach. Our research areas encompass bioaerosol community composition, air microbiomes and human health, pathogen detection, and modeling. Through ‘omics analysis, we delve into ultra-low biomass environments, guided by aerosol physics, ecological principles, public health considerations, and systems biology frameworks.

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Research Fellow to contribute to projects focused on air quality monitoring and respiratory disease health risk analyses in public transport systems. The role involves hands-on work with air sampling, microbiome analysis from air samples, and the design and development of custom air sampling techniques and devices. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with industry partners and Singapore’s transport and environmental authorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting laboratory and field experiments.

  • Designing and developing new technologies and prototypes.

  • Planning and executing laboratory and field experiments.

  • Supervising research assistants and students.

  • Analyzing raw data, preparing presentations, and compiling comprehensive reports.

  • Writing research proposals.

  • Project management.

  • Mentoring and guiding junior researchers, fostering a collaborative and supportive research environment.

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics or a related field.

  • Preference for candidates with knowledge of environmental monitoring in public transport.

  • Experience in air sampling.

  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing prototypes, especially in IoT sensors, sampling devices, and analysis tools.

  • Proven track record in securing research funding and independently managing research projects.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary research environment.

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Join us in advancing ground-breaking research at the forefront of air microbiome studies. Apply now to be part of a vibrant research community at SCELSE.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU