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Faculty Position - Environmental Microbiology

The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore seeks to hire an environmental microbiologist as part of a terrestrial and marine initiative in Southeast Asia. ASE, an interdisciplinary School, focuses on Asian environmental challenges integrating Earth systems, environmental life sciences, ecology, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability. Strong interdisciplinary links between ASE and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Complexity Institute provide an excellent community for tackling large, cutting-edge research questions. Successful candidates will also contribute to development and execution of new undergraduate programmes.

We seek a creative and cutting-edge environmental microbiologist exploring microbial diversity and activity in natural systems and their implications on ecosystem functions and services. The successful applicant should have a clearly defined interest in addressing research questions in Southeast Asia. Research interests may include but are not limited, to microbial physiology, environmental virology, bacterial genetics and diversity, microbe-host interactions using tools such as genomics and metagenomics amongst other areas.

The candidates are expected to:

  • Establish a world-class research programme
  • Enhance the new School's visibility as an international leader in education and research in Environmental Earth System Science
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Environmental Earth System Sciences
  • Actively collaborate with NTU faculty and researchers with existing strengths in Earth Systems Science and Environmental Life Sciences

Applications, including the applicant's experience/ philosophy of research, teaching, a CV, and contact information for two professional references should be sent to Chairman of Search Committee, NTU, at

Review of applications will begin now and will continue until the positions are filled. NTU offers highly competitive salaries and on-campus housing. A start-up package will be available. NTU is an equal opportunity employer.

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posted: 07 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.