A Research Platform for Singapore

Research Fellow (Vertical Farming)

Posted Date:1 April 2022
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.

Researchers from Technical University Munich (TUM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) will work together for the advancements of Singapore’s food studies. The programme is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). 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. One of the major goals of this subproject is the comprehensive scientific evaluation of a pilot vertical farm in Singapore. That includes planning, carrying out, monitoring and analysing soybean crop growth experiments to maximize grain protein yield per unit area and year under fully controlled growing conditions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Interdisciplinary research on soybeans in vertical farming.
  • Manage the scientific process and exchange with all partners.
  • Publish in international scientific journals.


Competencies and Qualifications Requirements

  • Strong background in crop physiology and good knowledge in plant sciences
  • Experiences in indoor farming or glasshouse production & at least a sound understanding of technology (e.g. sensors, control units, data science, crop models or programming).
  • Outstanding research activities – you have published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
  • 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.


Job Description

  • Carry out experiments with soybeans in controlled environment systems.
  • Evaluate, develop and improve the experimental site and infrastructure & explore the optimal crop growing conditions for a high and resource-efficient production.
  • Scientific evaluation of a pilot vertical farm for soybean production in Singapore.
  • Analyse data, visualize results and present findings.
  • Write regular project reports and document the important knowledge.
  • Organize a close exchange between members of the project and external partners.


Job Requirements

  • PhD in plant sciences, plant physiology, agricultural biology or related disciplines.
  • Working experience in vertical farming and project management.
  • The position will be placed in Singapore.
  • Strong skills in English speaking and writing, problem-solving and communication.



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

We are looking forward to your application!