Research Engineer (Food Extrusion) - LBGAN

Job no: 498389
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 demands while working on research projects in SIT.

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an industry innovation research project Proteins for Singapore (P4SG) where you will be part of the research team to
optimise a food extrusion process for high-quality protein-based edible inks and establish the extrusion-based structuration of algae/soybean/mung bean proteins for use in a 3D printing platform prototype.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), and the research team members to ensure all project deliverables are met.
  • Undertake these responsibilities in the project:
    i. Development and characterization of extruded protein-based edible foods
    ii. Development and characterization of protein-based edible inks
  • 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.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Have relevant competence in the areas of processing technology, analytical instrumentation and sensory evaluation.
  • Have a degree in Food technology or related fields.
  • Knowledge of extrusion technology and rheology will be advantageous

Key Competencies

  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with people within and external to the university.
  • Self-directed learner who believes in continuous learning and development
  • Proficient in technical writing and presentation
  • Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Show strong initiative and take ownership of work

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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