Research Fellow/Engineer (Compost|Vertical Farm) SCB3

Updated: about 1 hour ago
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

As a University of Applied Learning, SIT works closely with industry in our research pursuits. Our research staff will have the opportunity to be equipped with applied research skill sets that are relevant to industry demands while working on research projects in SIT. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver on an industry innovation research project where you will be part of the research team to develop/produce/investigate

  • Composting of vegetable waste using EM and red wigglers methods
  • Control and data/sensor monitoring of compost activity and maturity
  • Compost quality on chemical/mineral content and microbial density
  • Compost effects on seed germination and crop yield
  • Monitoring of the crops as well as data collection and analysis of the sensors signals of the nutrients, crops health and etc.
  • Commit to support the 2nd setup of modular structure in Tampines
  • Key Responsibilities:

    • Participate in and manage the research project with Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI and the research team members to ensure all project deliverables are met.
    • Undertake these responsibilities in the project:
    • Meet the milestone and deliverables in the project together with the PI,   co-I in the team 
    • Prepare ITQ for the procurement of equipment as well as consumables needed in the project  
    • To co-supervise Final Year project students with PI and co-PIs.
    • Carry out Risk Assessment, and ensure compliance with Work, Safety and Health Regulations for the various process in the project.
    • Coordinate procurement and liaison with vendors/suppliers for equipment training, maintenance and operation issue.
    • Work independently, as well as within a team, to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
    • Support in the maintenance of the vertical farm to be setup in SIT@Dover and willing to work on 
    • Liaise with co-I from NetaTech and Tohoku University to apply the in-house developed light conversion film on the architectural design and system used for the UmFm.
    • Taking care of the day to day operation of the umFm module unit used in vertical farm which includes handling of soil compost, irrigating of the crops and taking note of the sensors incorporation in the vertical farm inhouse.

    Job Requirements:

    • Have relevant competence in the areas of Plant science
    • Have a degree in biotechnology/ plant science/ chemistry. Possessing a Master’s or undergraduate degree will be advantageous with prior experience working in the laboratory for the research.
    • Knowledge and interest in urban farming will be advantageous and willingness to work on composts from the waste recycler into soiled based growth unit for vertical farm

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