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Director (Food Structure Engineering for Nutrition and Health), SICS

Director (Food Structure Engineering for Nutrition and Health), SICS

COMPANY PROFILE


The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy. For more information about A*STAR, please visit:www.a-star.edu.sg



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About Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)

Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and its mission is to develop clinical and translational research programmes in key disease areas.

SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The clinical scientists in SICS conduct the full spectrum of “bench to bedside” research activities in metabolic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance), pathways to normal growth and development (including cognitive and behavioural development), and nutritional sciences. The institute aims to attract, train and nurture clinician-scientists and to develop joint programmes with universities, academic medical centres, government hospitals and research institutes.

For more information about A*STAR and SICS, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg and www.sics.a-star.edu.sg respectively.



JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Summary:

 

The Director will provide overall strategic leadership on the research directions and priorities to achieve the goals of FSENH and establish a flagship programme in Asia. He/ she will see to a closer translation of food science and engineering research to clinical validation and industry applications.

The Director will also design and establish the programme; establish a physical research infrastructure with laboratories; attract, recruit and oversee key scientific personal (principal investigators); define research strategy, approaches for talent development; forge the necessary collaborations with industry and academic partners; and develop the IP and commercialization strategy. In defining the strategy, the key considerations are industry relevance, scientific excellence and building a competitive advantage for the collaborators.

The Director will work alongside the Director of CNRC, Director of Food Nutrition and Consumer Care Cluster (FNCC, A*STAR) and Director of NUS-FST to establish the programme. He will ensure seamless collaboration between A*STAR, NUS-FST and SP-FIRC

The FSENH programme aims to:

i.          Strengthen local core competences in food science and engineering

ii.          Develop novel technologies in food formulation science and process engineering

iii.          Drive research collaborations and technology translation to the industry

iv.          Build and cultivate talent to meet the needs of the growing food industry in the region

Three thematic areas of the programme are:

i.          Natural food components, functionalities and structure assemblies

ii.          Structures design to create foods with unique sensorial and nutritional qualities

iii.          Healthy food product and process development coupled with clinical and consumer validation




JOB REQUIREMENTS


Job Requirements:

      • Potential candidate should have a doctorate degree in science and engineering (preferably related to food) from a reputable university;
      • Postdoctoral experience;
      • Sound research and industry expertise in material engineering and science related to food;
      • 10 – 15 years of relevant research experience as a principal investigator or equivalent role; prior experience in cross-disciplinary team management;
      • outstanding track record in industry and/ or academic research;
      • the ability to translate research findings to industry and social outcomes.

We welcome interested applicants to submit a full CV, a cover letter outlining key achievements, and contact details of two referees.

https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/JobDetails.aspx?ID=ZUnR2Uo9ne65XaSoup30MQ%3d%3d#no-back-button
The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Research Fellow (Human Nutritional Sensory Science Research), SICS

Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) 

(www.sics.a-star.edu.sg) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 

and its mission is to develop disease-oriented clinical and translational research programmes in key disease areas.


SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that 

enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The research scientists in SICS conduct the 

full spectrum of “Bench to Bedside” research activities in:

  • Metabolic diseases - including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistancePathways to normal growth and development
    - including cognitive and behavioural development
  • Pathways to normal growth and development - including cognitive and behavioural development.
  • Nutritional sciences, through its core platform - Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC)

 

The Institute aims to attract, train and nurture clinician-scientists and to develop joint programmes with universities,
academic medical centres, government hospitals and research institutes.  The successful candidate will join a team of researchers
at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) (
http://www.nutritionresearch.edu.sg/).  
The CNRC undertakes research on a wide range of topics, including energy regulation, body composition, carbohydrate/lipid/protein metabolism
and aspects of food intake, and human growth and development.

 

Key responsibilities:

·Contribute to the planning and execution of studies to better understand the role of sensory and psychological factors that influence food
and intake and health in infants, and children. Experience with children’s eatingbehaviour methods and video-coding is preferable. 

·Experience with data analysis and interpretation. Skills and experience in identifying, critically analysing and drawing conclusions from
findings of scientific studies in the fields human nutrition and food intake behaviour in infants, and children.

·Track record of experience in the preparation of manuscripts for peer review publication and presentations of findings at scientific meetings.

·Coach and develop junior staff in the appropriate scientific and statistical methodologies and in the interpretation of data. Proactively collaborate
with Scientists within the SICS to develop interdisciplinary research that combines behavioural and physiological approaches to understanding
human food intake.

 

Education and experience:

 

·Candidates must possess a PhD in Psychology/Human Nutrition with a focus on eating behaviours and food intake in infants, and children.

·Experience in initiating studies that explore eating behaviours, food preference and food intake in infants, and children is essential. 

·Strong knowledge and proficiency in statistics and the statistical tools required to analyse and interpret data from behavioural nutrition, sensory,
observational food intake, behavioural questionnaire and eating behaviour studies.

·2-3 years’ experience in conducting research on food intake research with infants, and children and exposure to sensory and food intake methods
and analysis.  Individuals with experience in one or more of the following research areas involving human subjects are encouraged to apply:
child developmental psychology, behavioural nutrition, learning and development processes relating to appetite regulation, food intake and/or
food selection/preferences among infants and children.

·An understanding of body composition methods and interpretation.

·Experience in scientific writing and systematic reviews and the preparation of scientific documents. Track record of successful publications.

·Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English.

 

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies.
These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/JobDetails.aspx?ID=Y%2f0v%2f69j3Wp3iZrVWEqi8A%3d%3d#no-back-button

 

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Research Fellow (CNRC), SICS

Research Fellow, SICS(Clinical Nutrition Research Centre)|NUS|Full-Time

COMPANY PROFILE


The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy. For more information about A*STAR, please visit:www.a-star.edu.sg



DIVISION & RI / ENTITY PROFILE


About Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)

Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and its mission is to develop clinical and translational research programmes in key disease areas.

SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The clinical scientists in SICS conduct the full spectrum of “bench to bedside” research activities in metabolic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance), pathways to normal growth and development (including cognitive and behavioural development), and nutritional sciences. The institute aims to attract, train and nurture clinician-scientists and to develop joint programmes with universities, academic medical centres, government hospitals and research institutes.

For more information about A*STAR and SICS, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg and www.sics.a-star.edu.sg respectively.



JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Summary:

The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a joint initiative of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciencs (SICS), A*STAR and the National University Health System (NUHS). The CNRC comprises of a newly developed, dedicated physical facility for human research in nutrition in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Centre for Translational Medicine building. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers at the new Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC). The CNRC undertakes research on a wide range of topics, including energy regulation, body composition, carbohydrate/ lipid/ protein metabolism and aspects of food intake, and human growth and development. A new research theme is on food engineering to enhance Nutrition and Health.

 

Researchers will be encouraged to develop multidisciplinary collaboration transcending traditional boundaries. The centre has a whole body calorimeter, sophisticated techniques to measure body composition including modern biochemical techniques as well as glucose clamps to understand hormonal regulation of tissue accretion that leads to obesity, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take leadership role in developing cutting-edge research in the area of energy regulation and metabolic disease.
  • Act as a coordinator lead for studies related to Food Nutrition and Health
  • Be a mentor for junior staff embarking on studies in the interphase of Nutrition and Health
  • Be involved in conducting human clinical studies to develop optimal Asian diets for glycaemic, lipidaemic and weight regulations. 


JOB REQUIREMENTS


Job Requirements:

·        Ph.D in Human Nutrition, Food Science, Biochemistry, Physiology or related fields.

·        Research experience in food, food nutrient interactions, food structure or nutritional physiology is highly desirable.

·        Minimum of 1 - 2 years of post-doctoral experience

·        Strong people and communication skills

·        Must have the ability to build good relationships

·        Positive and proactive

·        Meticulous and accountable for all tasks as assigned

·        Ability to initiate and complete sophisticated studies is essential.

·        Ability to work in a highly interactive environment.

·        Excellent communication and organizational skills


 

    We welcome interested applicants to submit a full CV, a cover letter outlining key achievements, and contact details of two referees.

    https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/JobDetails.aspx?ID=loO0qjLNVA6WaGbGc59v2w%3d%3d#no-back-button

    The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Research Dietitian (CNRC) SICS

    The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a joint initiative of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR and the National University Health System (NUHS). The successful candidate will join a team of researchers at Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC). The CNRC undertakes research on a wide range of topics, including energy regulation, body composition, carbohydrate/ lipid/ protein metabolism and aspects of food intake, and human growth.

    Job Responsibilities:

    ·    Plan, develop and direct diet formulation and diet therapy.

    ·       Perform nutrition assessment.

    ·       Research for intervention in therapeutic diets for identfied population groups.

    ·       Participate in approved dietetic related research.

    ·       Ensure quality data collection, data entry and data analysis for the clinical studies conducted

    ·       Perform literature review and assist in the writing of manuscripts.

    ·       Communicate progress of the research to the Principal Investigator (PI) in a timely manner

    ·       Assist in various laboratory and dietetic work as well as participate in safety activities of the CNRC as assigned by the PI.

     

    Qualification & Field of Study:

    ·   Post-graduate Degree / Bachelor Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition or related fields, with experience.

    ·   Approved to work as a Dietitian in Singapore.

     Min. Years of Experience:

     ·       2 to 3 years.

     Other Requirements (e.g. Skills, Competencies):

     

       ·       Ability to work with a group of scientists with diverse range of disciplines.

    ·       Competent in computer skills and/ proficient in instrumentation and food analysis.

    ·       Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    ·       Meticulous and organised with the ability to multi-task.

    ·       Able to work independently as well as a team player.

    Research Officer (CNRC), SICS

    Research Officer SICS(Clinical Nutrition Research Centre)|NUS|Full-Time

    COMPANY PROFILE


    The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven economy. For more information about A*STAR, please visit:www.a-star.edu.sg



    DIVISION & RI / ENTITY PROFILE


    About Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)

    Established in 2007, the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) is a research institute within the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and its mission is to develop clinical and translational research programmes in key disease areas.

    SICS is distinguished by its focus on clinical sciences and the use of innovative approaches and technologies that enable the efficient and effective study of human health and diseases. The clinical scientists in SICS conduct the full spectrum of “bench to bedside” research activities in metabolic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance), pathways to normal growth and development (including cognitive and behavioural development), and nutritional sciences. The institute aims to attract, train and nurture clinician-scientists and to develop joint programmes with universities, academic medical centres, government hospitals and research institutes.

    For more information about A*STAR and SICS, please visit www.a-star.edu.sg and www.sics.a-star.edu.sg respectively.



    JOB DESCRIPTION


    Job Summary:

     

    The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is a joint initiative of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR and the National University Health System (NUHS). The successful candidate will join a team of researchers at Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC). The CNRC undertakes research on a wide range of topics, including energy regulation, body composition, carbohydrate/ lipid/ protein metabolism and aspects of food intake, and human growth and development.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Recruit, screen and communicate with study participants of the projects assigned
    • Ensure quality data collection, data entry and data analysis for the clinical studies conducted
    • Perform literature review and assist in the writing of manuscripts
    • Communicate progress of the research to the Principal Investigator (PI) in a timely manner
    • Assist in various laboratory and clinical work as well as participate in safety activities of the CNRC as assigned by the PI 


    JOB REQUIREMENTS


    Job Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Food Science, Human Nutrition or related fields
      • Ability to work with group of scientists with diverse range of disciplines 
      • Competent in computer skills and/ proficient in instrumentation and food analysis 
      • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
      • Meticulous and organised with the ability to multi-task 
      • Able to work independently as well as a team player

     

    We welcome interested applicants to submit a full CV, a cover letter outlining key achievements, and contact details of two referees.

    https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/JobDetails.aspx?ID=Vf147PYLNFKLu7XGTcopNw%3d%3d#no-back-button
    The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

    Centre for Translational Medicine
    14 Medical Drive #07-02, MD 6 Building,
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
    Singapore 117599

    cnrc_sics@sics.a-star.edu.sg

    (+65) 6407 0778



     

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