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 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

Establishing continuous culture systems for the characterization of food-microbiome interactions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing continuous culture systems using human stool samples of healthy individuals.
  • Characterizing 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.

Competencies and Qualifications Requirements

  • Expertise in anaerobic microbial culture methods and analysis of next-generation sequencing data.
  • 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 next-generation sequencing (16S rRNA amplicon profiling, shallow and metagenomic sequencing) and data analysis.
  • Experience in methods for anaerobic microbiology and continuous fermenter applications.
  • Experience in eukaryotic cell culture work including intestinal organoid culture technologies.
  • Experience in handling big data in microbiome analysis.

Job Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor/Master Degree in Microbiology and related disciplines with at least 5 years of experience.
  • PhD in Microbiology and microbiome related research fields.
  • 3+ years of working experience on the indicated research fields 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