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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ENGINEER (FIXED-TERM) – ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF INNOVATION

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Agency: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Job no.: 505517
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

At Ngee Ann Polytechnic, our eight academic schools offer over 40 full-time diplomas to a growing student population of more than 15,000. As a public tertiary institution, internationally-recognised for its academic excellence and close industry links, NP prides itself on having a dedicated and professional teaching faculty, complete with campus facilities that are among the finest in the world.

The Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic is an established and dedicated setup with applied Research & Development (R&D) capabilities to provide engineering solutions and technology support for SMEs to grow their businesses and move up the value chain through innovation in new products, improved processes, and enhanced technology. The Centre focuses on developing solutions in Membrane Technology, Water Technology, Sustainable Materials Technology, and Energy Efficiency Technology. Visit the EWT webpage (www.np.edu.sg/ewtcoi) for more information.

EWTCOI is currently seeking a Research & Development Project Engineer to join its team in the project "Aquaporin (AQP) mass production". The AQP-based biomimetic membrane technology is ready for practical applications if large-scale production can be realised. This is a funded research project with collaboration with NTU aims to scale-up the production of high quality of AQP for AQP-based biomimetic membranes applications including water reuse and desalination:

  • Benchtop bio-fermenter operation  
  • Bacteria mass cultivation and harvesting
  • AQP protein extraction, purification and characterisation
  • Proteolipsome production
  • Purity analysis and quality control
  • Analyse and document data/findings for project meetings and progress reports
  • Assist senior staff to manage project administration and funding as well as project procurement

* This will be a fixed-term appointment till 31 Mar 2022.

Pre-requisites:

  • Strong knowledge in microbiology science
  • Experience in bacterial cultivation and protein purification
  • Experience in processes optimisation is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively and independently
  • Good written and oral communication skills


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