Postdoctoral Associate - antimicrobial resistance: Singapore

Project Overview

The Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research Group (AMR IRG) is a translational research and entrepreneurship program that addresses the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. As a multidisciplinary collaboration between Singapore and MIT, the AMR IRG aims to develop innovative and disruptive approaches to identify, respond to, and treat drug-resistant microbial infections. As part of the program, one research thrust is focused on the development of novel nanoparticle-based systems for the tailored delivery of synergistic combinations of antibiotics and other antimicrobial effectors for the treatment of biofilm-related infections. We seek to investigate these systems with the ultimate intent of developing promising platforms that can be translated to meaningful clinical applications.


The P.T. Hammond research lab at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre, in collaboration with the M.B.E. Chan Lab at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Associate with expertise in microbiology and infection models to join an interdisciplinary project team. The role will involve working with biomaterial engineers to develop biofilm-responsive nanoparticle systems for targeted drug delivery.

The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to:

  • Define project scope and major methodologies with the supervisors
  • Design and execute experiments
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results
  • Prepare manuscripts and present findings at international conferences
  • Develop research grant proposals in conjunction with the project team
  • Train new and student researchers


  • PhD degree with strong microbiology background
  • Experience with bacterial cell culture and growth assays, confocal microscopy, and biological laboratory know-how are required
  • Experience with flow cytometry is desired
  • Experience with in vitro biofilm models and in vivo animal models of bacterial infection are highly desired
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage interactions with faculty and a broad range of senior and junior research collaboratorsHighly motivated and independent
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Experience with biomaterials and polymer chemistry is considered favorable but not required
  • This position is located at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre at CREATE (1 CREATE Way) within the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore, and is in collaboration with efforts at the Nanyang Technological University.

Interested applicants will have to send their full CV/resume, cover letter and a list of three references (name and contact information). We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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