A Research Platform for Singapore

Analytical Food Chemist (Peptidomics)

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



TUMCREATE is a multidisciplinary research platform of the Technical University Munich (TUM) at the Singapore Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). We are joining forces with universities, public agencies, and industries for the advancement of future technologies. Please visit www.tum-create.edu.sg for more information about TUMCREATE.


Research Position: Analytical Food Chemist (Peptidomics) 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 Corinna Dawid, the project looks at the identification, isolation and chemical characterization of taste-active or taste-enhancing peptides in processed fishery by-products by means of the SENSOMICS approach.


Your Expertise in one or more areas
Analytical food chemistry or high expertise in peptidomics (non-food).
Human sensory testing, in panel formation, development and supervision, in evaluation of sensory data, and in combining sensory with other analytical data.
Understanding of other analytical methods in food analysis (e.g., physical tests, biophysical test).


Your Responsibilities

  • Development of sensory characterization method for peptides in processed fishery by-products and establishment of a human sensory panel.
  • Sensomics-guided isolation of tastants or taste modifiers from fishery by-product matrices.
  • Chemical characterization of selected peptides from fishery by-product matrices by means of modern peptidomic techniques.
  • Cooperative development of mitigation strategies for bitter off-taste peptides and their formation.
  • Use of chemical analytical methods such as IEC, LC-MS/MS, LC-ToF.


Your Qualification & Experience

  • A PhD in Analytical Food Chemistry with 3 years of working experience on in fields of analytical food chemistry 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!