Postdoctoral position in microbiome research

One postdoctoral position is available at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, in the laboratory of Dr. Henning Seedorf.

Humans and animals harbor complex microbial communities, and it is increasingly recognized that these microbes have a strong impact on host physiology and health. The contribution of individual microbial species to the metabolic and functional capability of the microbiome as well as the mechanisms of microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions remain poorly understood. The main interests of our team are:

-Biochemical, physiological, and molecular characterization of microbial isolates.
-Diversity and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic intestinal microorganisms.
-Mechanisms of host-host and host-microbe interaction.
-Selective manipulation of intestinal microbial communities.


-Characterization of intestinal microbial communities.
-Isolation of anaerobic microbes.
-Comparative analysis of microbial genomes.
-Construction and characterization of defined microbial consortia.


-A Doctoral Degree from a recognized university in microbial genomics, computational biology or other life science discipline with emphasis on bioinformatics.
-At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal.
-Experience in microbial genomics, metatranscriptomics and/or metabolomics.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Experience in analysis of amplicon data, anaerobic cultivation is a plus, but not essential.

Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidate. Benefits include annual leave, medical and flexi-benefits, etc.

Interested individuals should send their applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three referees’ contacts/ recommendation letters) to:


Dr Seedorf HENNING
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Open until filled