A Research Platform for Singapore

Human Microbiome Analyst

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: Food Chemist / Microbiologist / Human Microbiome Expert 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 Dirk Haller, one of the key pillars looks at developing nutritional proteins from aquaculture by-products such as processing fish waste into palatable food ingredients. The Candidate will be working with an interdisciplinary team that will generate state-of-the-art methods and techniques to ensure a sustainable protein supply in highly urbanized environments.


Your Expertise in one or more areas

  • Next-generation sequencing (16S rRNA amplicon profiling, shallow and metagenomic sequencing) and data analysis.
  • Methods for anaerobic microbiology and continuous fermenter applications.
  • Eukaryotic cell culture work including intestinal organoid culture technologies.
  • Anaerobic microbial culture methods and analysis of next-generation sequencing dat


Your Responsibilities

  • Establish continuous culture systems using human stool samples of healthy individuals and characterization of food-microbiome interactions.
  • Characterize microbiome modulations in response to fermented fishery by-products.
  • Analysis of microbiome changes based on next-generation sequencing.
  • Functional analysis of food-microbiome dialog in gut organoid cell culture systems.


Your Qualification & Experience

  • A PhD in Microbiology and Microbiome related research fields with 3 years of relevant working experience OR
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Microbiology and related disciplines with 5 years of relevant working experience.


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


We are looking forward to your application!