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
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd