A Research Platform for Singapore

Analytical Food Chemist (Metabolomics)

Department:Food Science
Posted Date:25 November 2021
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed term



TUMCREATE is a research platform for the advancements of Singapore's food studies. Researchers from Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).


In TUMCREATE, over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers work together, led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. More information about TUMCREATE can be found on our web site at www.tum-create.edu.sg.


Key Job Purpose for Position

  • Focussing on the compositional, nutritional and safety characterization of fermented fishery by-products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Chemical characterization of proximates in fermented fishery by-products.
  • Chemical characterization of micronutrients in fermented fishery by-products.
  • Chemical characterization of health-promoting metabolites in fermented fishery by-products.
  • Safety assessment of fermented aquaculture by-products by analysis of relevant contaminants

Competencies and Qualifications Requirements

  • Expertise in analyzing food constituents by targeted and non-targeted metabolomics.
  • Good team player, able to work with tight deadlines and fluid requirements.
  • Self-Motivated and quick learner who is passionate about latest trends and technologies.
  • Positive attitude and desire to work in fast-paced environment.

Job Description

  • Expertise in analyzing water, lipids (incl. essential fatty acids), carbohydrates, proteins (incl. essential amino acids) and minerals.
  • Experience in applying modern analytical methods such as Ion-Exchange Chromatography (IEC), gas chromatography/liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS), elemental analysis by Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and similar methods.
  • Experience in LC-high resolution mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-QToF).
  • Experience in handling big data in analytical chemistry and statistical evaluation.

Job Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Analytical Chemistry or Food Science or related disciplines with at least 5 years of experience.
  • PhD in Analytical Food Chemistry
  • 5+ years of working experience on a variety of analytical food chemistry and project management.
  • Strong English-speaking and writing, problem-solving and communication skills


Please send your complete application including cover letter, CV, university transcripts and degree certificates to hr@tum-create.edu.sg