Research Fellow position is available at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The research area is focused on the development of environmentally benign technology for the recovery of platinum group metals (PGM) from spent catalysts (automotive and petrochemical) using novel biological and biochemical pathways.
The position holder will be responsible for conducting literature review, formulating methodologies, performing lab experiments to recover PGM from leachate, and communicating the findings in peer-reviewed journals/patent filings. You will be responsible for developing the technology to separate and purify PGM from leachate, validating the technology in a lab-scale reactor for process scale-up, and piloting to produce refined PGM with high purity.
The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering with specialisation in the areas of sustainability, biorecovery, bioleaching, bioreduction, and bioaccumulation. The candidate must hold an excellent track record in publishing research papers in top tier journals with high impact factor. The candidate must have filed at least one patent (pending or granted) as a primary inventor in the area of precious metals recovery. The candidate must have experience in using advanced analytical techniques including microscopy, mass spectrometry, mass spectroscopy, and sample characterization. The candidate must have experience in process optimization using statistical tools.
At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.
Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.
Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 16405