Nanyang Technological University, Qiao Lab/Chemistry and Biological Chemistry/School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Position ID:Nanyang Technological University-Qiao Lab/Chemistry and Biological Chemistry/School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences-POSTDOC [#15862]
Position Title: Postdoc Position in Microbiome Metabolomics Research
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore S637371, Singapore [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/01/15, finished 2020/09/06)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Position in Microbiota Metabolomics Research at Nanyang Technological University

The Qiao Lab in the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is seeking one postdoctoral fellow with expertise in natural product discovery to join us.

Our group is interested in understanding the microbiota-host interactions from a chemical perspective. The identifications of microbiota-derived small molecules in the host circulatory system offer new insights on the broad-reaching effects of the gut microbiota. Recently, our studies showed that soluble bacterial peptidoglycan (PGN) fragments are ubiquitously present in sera of human and a number of animals including bovine, horse, sheep, rabbit and mice, but they are undetectable in germ-free mice. To explore the physiological relevance of microbiota-derived PGNs, we showed that modulating the PGN levels can affect autoimmune arthritis development in mice model, and interestingly, circulating PGNs are present at significantly higher levels in autoimmune disease patients such as RA and SLE. Thus, these circulating PGNs may act as signaling molecules in the microbe-host crosstalk. Our research group takes multidisciplinary approach to understand the life cycle of these circulating PGNs from their origins, transportation, structures, distribution, and functions. Such insights do not only answer fundamental biology questions, but may also establish PGN as new effector molecules in the microbiota-host crosstalk, and lead to new therapeutic interventions. Our research is generously funded by the NTU Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP) start-up grant as well as the prestigious National Research Foundation Fellowship, Class of 2020. For more information on our group, please visit our websites:

The successful candidate should possess the following: • A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, or related fields. • Expertise in natural product isolation and identification, in vitro assay development, protein engineering. Prior experiences with FPLC, HPLC, HR-LCMS/MS, NMR are required. • Highly motivated, committed, and capable to work independently as well as in a group. • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals • Good communication skills in English (both written and oral)

Compensation and benefits package will be internationally competitive (including annual base salary, performance-based bonus, medical insurance and vacation leave), and will be commensurate with experiences and qualifications.

Interested candidates are encouraged to email a copy of CV (with a list of publications), a cover letter stating research accomplishment and interests, as well as contact information of three references to Dr. Qiao Yuan at Only selected candidates will be notified.

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Further Info:
+65-6904 4477
Dr. Qiao Yuan
CBC 04-22, SPMS
Nanyang Technological University Sciences
School of Physical & Mathematical
21 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637371

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