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Research Assistant (Food Science & Technology)

Date: 17-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigators on horti- and agricultural improvements using black soldier flies’ frass. The candidate will work in close collaboration with various stakeholders from the National Parks Board, Department of Biological Sciences, and Food Science and Technology. This is under the project “Using black soldier flies in food waste management and sustainable food production in urban systems” funded by National Research Foundation. The position will be for a period of up to 2 years. 

The main responsibilities of the position include:
• Liaise and work closely with various stakeholders to align the various plant bioassay setups. 
• Develop and optimize protocols for composting of frass and its subsequent use in different plant in an indoor/outdoor farming setting. 
• Assessment of plant bioassays outputs in terms of nutritional, chemical, and sensorial properties. 
• Undertake any additional project duties as required by the Principal Investigator


• Qualifications / Discipline:
- At least Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Food Science, or any related field.   

• Skills:
- Strong quantitative skills in R, SPSS, or similar 
- Highly organized and proactive
- Demonstrated ability to work independently 
- Good scientific writing skills 

- Research experience in sustainable agriculture and composting 

Interested candidates should send in their CV and cover letter. 

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Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Science

Department : Food Science & Technology

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 16577