Research Fellow (Chemistry)

National University of Singapore

Job Description

The profitable candidate will work with A/Prof Suresh Valiyaveettil on assessing the environmental affect of microplastics and managed polymer degradation.

The job includes understanding the affect of microplastic particles within the marine setting. A recent PhD in environmental affect of microplastic or polymer science or environmental science or chemistry with a number of excessive affect publications is desired. 

Extra particularly, analysis expertise in a number of areas corresponding to preparation and characterization of microplastic particles, environmental monitoring and testing of various samples for microplastic contamination are wanted for the place. The candidates will work with a multidisciplinary workforce to develop new supplies, processes and instruments for detection, quantitative evaluation and elimination of microplastics from water. 

Extra particularly, the principle duties of the place embody
(i) Assortment of microplastic samples from varied places within the area
(ii) Identification of the microplastic samples utilizing spectroscopic and microscopic methods
(iii) Synthesize and characterize polymer nanoparticles and examine their environmental affect
(iv) Examine toxicity of polymer particles utilizing varied fashions
(v) Develop a viable methodology for the degradation of widespread polymers
(vi) Coordinate analysis actions between completely different teams
(vii) Assist the PI to arrange paperwork
(viii) Set up workshops

Profitable candidates can have the chance to conduct impartial analysis, collaborate actively with multidisciplinary workforce and to develop new applied sciences. We’re looking for a extremely motivated goal-oriented individual to affix our workforce.


• {Qualifications} / Self-discipline: PhD (Chemistry or Environmental Science).

• Abilities: Polymer/microplastics characterisation, detection and characterisation of environmental pollution and creating options, widespread separation protocols. 

• Expertise:  Expertise in coping with varied environmental pollution, toxicology research, use of spectroscopic and microscopic methods. 

Extra Info

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Group: Science

Division : Chemistry

Job requisition ID : 22104

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