Research Fellow/Engineer (Pulsed Electric Field Extraction) SL5

Job no: 498094
Department: Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
Contract type: Contract
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As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry needs while working on applied research projects in SIT.

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an industry innovation research project where you will be part of the research team to develop new plant-based proteins and its derivatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI and the research team members to ensure all project deliverables are met.
  • Undertake these responsibilities in the project:
    • Optimize extraction of protein from varied sources including beans, legumes, and algae,
    • Investigation of the effects of pulsed electric fields on protein extraction  – applied voltage, frequency, treatment time, flow rate, etc.
    • Be in charge of the Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) equipment including equipment operation, maintenance, process demonstration, risk assessment, and usage scheduling.
  • Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations.
  • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers.
  • Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment.

Job Requirements:

  • Have relevant competency and/or deep interest in the areas of protein extraction from non-animal sources;
  • Have good understanding and competency in high-voltage electrical circuit design.
  • Ability to handle and deliver multiple projects at the same time;
  • Have a degree in Food Technology, Chemical Engineering, or related degrees. Possessing a Master’s or PhD degree will be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of other processes and analytical methods will be advantageous, e.g., multiphase separation, spray drying, HPLC, protein characterization.

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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