The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is seeking to appoint two early / mid career researchers to join and lead research teams in multidisciplinary research into bacterial communities.

SCELSE is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence hosted at Nanyang Technological University and shared with the National University of Singapore. SCELSE is seeking to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities and linking new insights from the life sciences to engineering, environmental and biomedical applications. SCELSE has state of the art facilities for meta-genomics and transcriptomics, computational biology, reactor biology, microbiome analysis, biofilm models and imaging.

This exciting opportunity exists for two excellent early / mid career scientists in any of the core area of SCELSE’s research, including, but not limited to, environmental microbiology and engineering, genomics, microbiomes, bioinformatics, microbial biofilms and medical biofilms and public health.

For further information on SCELSE, visit: SCELSE is funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

The successful applicants may be appointed to the NTU/NUS school/department relevant to the applicant’s disciplinary field.


Tenure-track Faculty Positions at Associate/Assistant Professor Levels

The candidates are expected to:

  • Establish a globally recognised research programme

  • Enhance the centre’s visibility as an international leader in research in environmental life sciences engineering, specifically to understand the behaviour, structure and function of microbial biofilms, microbial communities and microbiomes.

  • Actively collaborate with faculty and researchers with existing strengths in the research domains of SCELSE.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes

Pay and General Terms and Conditions of Service

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on salary and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions ( for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedure

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Director of SCELSE, Professor Staffan Kjelleberg, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please refer to the Guidelines ( for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package, consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae including a full publication list, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement and the names of three referees if appropriate.