Dr Seedorf Henning Group: Postdoctoral Position

Humans and animals harbor complex microbial communities, and it is increasingly recognized that these microbes have a strong impact on host physiology and health. The contribution of individual microbial species to the metabolic and functional capability of the microbiome as well as the mechanisms of microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions remain poorly understood. The main interests of our team are:

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

The team combines classical microbiological techniques with modern molecular and computational approaches.


  • Characterization of intestinal microbial communities.
  • Isolation of anaerobic microbes.
  • Comparative analysis of microbial genomes.
  • Construction and characterization of defined microbial consortia.


  • A Doctoral Degree from a recognized university in microbial genomics, computational biology or other life science discipline with emphasis on bioinformatics.
  • At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal.
  • Experience in microbial genomics, metatranscriptomics and/or metabolomics.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in analysis of amplicon data, anaerobic cultivation is a plus, but not essential.


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, and three referees’ contacts/ recommendation letters) to:


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

(Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)