Dr Henning Seedorf Group: Postdoctoral Position

We are seeking to hire a candidate to join our team that combines classical microbiological techniques with modern molecular and computational approaches to address questions in the field of microbiome research. The laboratory’s main interests are:

  • Biochemical and molecular characterization of novel microbial isolates
  • Diversity and function of prokaryotic intestinal microorganisms
  • Mechanisms of host-host and host-microbe interaction
  • Selective manipulation of intestinal microbial communities


  • Characterization of intestinal microbial communities
  • Isolation of anaerobic microorganisms
  • Comparative analysis of microbial genomes
  • Construction and characterization of defined microbial consortia
  • Preparation of manuscripts


  • PhD Degree from a recognized university in microbial genomics, computational biology, or other life science disciplines with some emphasis on microbial bioinformatics
  • Experience in microbial genetics and microbial biochemistry and/or metabolomics
  • At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in anaerobic cultivation would be advantageous

Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidate. Benefits include annual leave, medical and flexi-benefits, etc.

Interested individuals should send their applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications and three referees’ contacts/ recommendation letters) to:

Dr Henning SEEDORF
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd
Email: henning@tll.org.sg

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)