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



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Research Position: Analytical Food Chemist (Metabolomics) based in Singapore


The Project – “Developing High Nutritional and Sensorial Quality Proteins from Fishery and Aquaculture By-products”
TUMCREATE and NTU researchers collaborate to develop an integrative approach to efficiently fractionate and convert fish processing waste into nutritive and health-promoting food ingredients. Innovations from this project will help Singapore solve its emerging waste problem and produce health-oriented aquaculture by-products as Novel Foods.


Research Field
Lead by Professor Michael Rychlik, the research project looks at developing nutritional proteins from aquaculture by-products such as processing fish waste into palatable food ingredients. The Candidate will be focussing on the compositional, nutritional and safety characterization of fermented fishery by-products.


Your Expertise in one or more areas

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


Your Responsibilities

  • Analyze food constituents by targeted and non-targeted metabolomics.
  • Analyze water, lipids (incl. essential fatty acids), carbohydrates, proteins (incl. essential amino acids) and minerals.
  • Apply 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.
  • Apply LC-high resolution mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-QToF).


Your Qualification & Experience

  • A PhD in Analytical Food Chemistry with 3 years of working experience on a variety of analytical food chemistry and project management OR
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry or Food Science or related disciplines with 5 years of experience.


Please send your complete application including Cover Letter and CV to hr@tum-create.edu.sg.

We are looking forward to your application!