We are hiring postdocs!

Our campus on the edge of a jungle!
Our campus on the edge of the jungle!

Do you love bacteria? Does studying their pathogenic mechanisms motivate you? Does working in a multicultural, international, biofilm-focused research institute excite you?

If so, join us! We are hiring enthusiastic and motivated postdocs to study the host-pathogen interactions of Enterococcus faecalis.


Research Fellow (Post-doc) in Enterococcal Pathogenesis


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research team at the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Science Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. This post will undertake research investigating polymicrobial human infections and aims to evaluate pathogenic mechanisms used by bacteria within the host. Our studies use a variety of approaches, ranging from in vitro biofilm studies to in vivo murine models, and employ technologies including super-resolution imaging, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. The work will be conducted within SCELSE, which has established a strong research platform for the investigation of functional microbial communities, in both environmental and infection contexts, with a specific focus on microbial biofilms.  The center is supported by its in house ‘omics, bioinformatics and systems biology capacities as well as a range of infection models and an in-house imaging facility.


The primary work undertaken in this position is to understand host-pathogen polymicrobial interactions, focusing on our model organism Enterococcus faecalis. In addition, the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their own complementary research portfolio.


The successful candidate should hold a recent PhD in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related field. Specific expertise in cellular or animal models of infection, analysis and interpretation of omics data, and/or analysis of innate responses to infection are preferred. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

Interested applicants should send a PDF containing the following materials to Kimberly Kline at kkline [at] ntu.edu.sg. The subject line should state “2016 Post-doctoral application”.

  1. Cover letter describing relevant experience, specific research interests in our lab, and career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.



2 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions Available

We are hiring 2 postdocs to lead a team of scientists with the goal of understanding how biofilms of Gram positive pathogens form and contribute to disease in mammalian hosts.

You can read more about the jobs here: RF Position 1 – Sg Jobs Bank, and here: RF Position 2 – Sg Jobs Bank.  If you are Singaporean or a PR, you may apply  directly through this website.  If you are not, please send a cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and why you are the best candidate for this position, as well as a curriculum vitae and the names of 3 references to SCELSE-HR@ntu.edu.sg. Please state ‘RF (Molecular Biology)’ or ‘RF (Microbiology)’ in the email subject heading indicating the position for which you are applying.


Research Assistant Position Available

We are hiring one research assistant to work with a team of scientists to understand how Gram positive pathogens form biofilms and cause disease in mammalian hosts.

You can read more about the job here: RA position – Sg Jobs Bank.  If you are Singaporean or a PR, you may apply through this website.  If you are not, please send a cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and a curriculum vitae to SCELSE-HR@ntu.edu.sg. Please indicate ‘RA (NMRC)’ in the email Subject Heading.


A post-doctoral position is available

Research Fellow in Microbial Cell Biology of Bacterial Communities

We are seeking a highly motivated microbiologist with strong training in molecular biology, bacterial cell biology, and/or microbial communities. This position involves research on the community organization of medically relevant pathogens using molecular and cell biology approaches. Specific projects include the study of uni- and multi-cellular communities in vitro and in animal models of disease.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related field (or obtain one by Fall 2012), a strong publication record, and expertise in molecular biology/biochemistry/microscopy/imaging data analysis.

Salary is internationally competitive at the post-doctoral level, and commensurate with experience. We invite the application of researchers world-wide; the research atmosphere at NTU and Singapore is diverse, vibrant, and well-funded. The research will involve a substantial level of international collaboration with leading academic institutions.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter (including a short description of your research interests), 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address to kkline[at]ntu.edu.sg.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.