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 industry for the advancement of future technologies.
Our large-scale Food Science ‘Proteins4Singapore’ program is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) join forces with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) to research plant-based proteins.
Please visit www.tum-create.edu.sg for more information about TUMCREATE.
Key Job Purpose for Position
You will be working in the team of Proteins4Singapore, a comprehensive research programme with renowned scientists of plant and food technology, food chemistry, and business sustainability. Interdisciplinary teams will generate state-of-the-art methods and techniques to ensure a sustainable protein supply in highly urbanized environments.
This subproject will develop and characterize protein-based materials for new processing applications. One of the major goals will be to produce processible materials with desired rheological behaviour, potential for structure formation and pleasant flavour. The team will combine innovative food processing approaches like extrusion and food 3d-printing for the construction of food machinery in future food production.
Characterize plant-based proteins by material characterization techniques
Characterize shear behaviour of plant-based proteins
Establish lab protocols and develop approaches and tools to characterize the structuring potential for plant-based proteins
Perform extrusion trials for the structuring of plant-based proteins
Analyse structure and texture of plant-based protein foods
Competencies and Qualifications Requirements
Familiar with extrusion technology as a tool for the formation of anisotropic protein structures
Familiar with structure – functionality relationships of food material
Experience with rheological and analytical characterization of proteinous materials
Good team player, able to work with deadlines and dynamic requirements
Self-motivated and quick learner who is passionate about latest trends and technologies
Positive attitude and desire to work in fast-paced environment
A Master’s or PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Food Technology, Process Engineering or related disciplines
1 to 3+ years of working experience on the indicated research fields and project management
Strong skills in English speaking and writing, problem-solving and communication
What TUM CREATE offers you
Competitive salary that commensurate with experience
Good amount of leave/vacation days
Vibrant, modern and positive working environment in Singapore
Campus-sited office location with a host of facilities
In-building perks including gym, game room and coffee room
Please send your application including cover letter and CV to email@example.com.