The SGUnited Traineeships Programme provides traineeship opportunities to those who have recently graduated or will soon be graduating from tertiary education institutes. These traineeships provide eligible graduates with valuable work experience, allowing them to gain a firmer foothold in the job market during the economic recovery.
The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University is offering SGUnited traineeships with a duration of up to 6 months each. Project details will be updated on this page as they become available.
For more information, please email Lee Min Xuan (CC: Lynette Choo and Chan Hui Yee).
- IT Analyst Trainee
IT operations, security, and planning, including administration of virtual machines; development of education-related applications.
- Science Administrative Trainee
Development of communication materials relating to scientific research; research proposal management; curriculum planning; outreach activities.
- Teaching Trainee
Assisting instructors in conducting, designing and developing instructional materials, such as online material for lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, quizzes, etc.; administration activities such as grading, invigilation, providing guidance, feedback and student consultations.
Research Traineeships (Chemistry and Applied Chemistry)
Research Officer positions are available for the following chemistry topics:
- Phase Transfer Catalysis
Synthesis of phase transfer catalysts and investigation of novel reactions using these catalysts.
- SERS for Trace Analyte Detection
Design and development of high volume and low-cost SERS chips; performing detection of chemicals and chemometric analysis; screening of coating materials on SERS chip to increase chemical selectivity; writing manuscripts.
- Smart supramolecular prodrug nanoparticles for combinational cancer therapeutics
Development of prodrugs: passivated anticancer drugs which can be converted to the original form after uptake by tumor cells or activation by stimuli.
- Synthesis of Organic Compounds for Biomedical applications
Total synthesis of small molecules using techniques including organometallic methods, enzymatic chemistry, catalysis and stereoselective cyclisation; optimization of reaction conditions; synthesis of analogs for various kinds of biological testing.
- Biovalorisation of Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Food Wastes
Optimization and bio-transformation, using fermenting microorganisms, of homogeneous and heterogeneous food waste into feed formulation for black solider fly larvae; development of the latter into a source of alternative protein and/or animal feeds.
- Catalytic Organic Reactions Mediated by Sustainable Main-Group Elements
Synthesis of sustainable main-group element catalysts for mediating organic reactions in industry; perturbation of sustainable main-group elements to exhibit transition-metal-like reactivity, namely oxidative addition and reductive elimination that are essential in catalysis.
- Mechanistic insights into photochemical reactions of interests to the pharmaceutical companies
Use of spectroscopic and analytical techniques relevant to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to better understand the mechanisms behind photochemical reactions; technical report writing and oral presentations.
- Nano-biosensors for the detection of COVID-19 infection
Development of 2D nanomaterials for novel biosensing and analysis of DNA sequences and proteins (including both antibodies and antigens) for the detection of COVID-19 infection.
- Imaging catalytic reactions on the nanoscale
Investigation of structure-activity relationship of different shapes and sizes of metal nanocatalyst; synthesis of metal nanoparticles with different methods, and use of fluorescence microscopy to reveal the reactivity on the surface of individual nanocatalysts.
- Ultrafast deep-ultraviolet spectroscopy of ionized liquid water
Use of sub-10-femtosecond pulses in the deep-ultraviolet to investigate the ultrafast dynamics of hydroxyl radical (OH) formation in ionized liquid water.
- Imaging ultrafast carrier dynamics of emergent materials at the space- and time-limit
Use of femtosecond time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy, coupled to a femtosecond vacuum-ultraviolet beamline, to image the carrier dynamics of emergent materials with sub-50-nm spatial and sub-50-fs time resolution.
- Phenotyic screening to elucidate bacterial pathways governing the production of systemic peptidoglycan fragments
Use of multiple phenotypic assays, including cell-based assays, ELISA etc., to screen bacterial transposon mutants that increase the PGN productivity to understand the pathways regulation of PGN production in bacteria.
- Development of cell-based biosensors for detection of bacterial peptidoglycan fragment
Converting p. aeruginosa ampRC-mediated beta-lactamase genes that respond to intracellular PGN to a biosensor system for robust detections of PGN fragments in samples.
Research Traineeships (Mathematics)
Research Officer positions are available for the following mathematics topics:
- Natural Language Processing of Financial Analysis Reports
Application of natural language processing (NLP) with deep learning (DP) to analyze the financial analysis reports; mining sentiment or other important factors that affect stock price movement; data collection, preprocessing, and analysis.
- Grobner basis and its application
Learning the basics of groebner bases (sets of polynomials with properties that make them especially useful for computation) and the Buchberger algorithm; analysis of algorithms for computing Grobner basis in various settings, like over finite fields.
- Data driven pricing through machine learning
Analysis of financial data to detect important financial features which allow reduction of arbitrage free price bounds.
- Nonlocal modeling and simulations
Development and simulation of nonlocal PDE models for the spread and evolution of Covid-19.
- Applied Cryptography and Cybersecurity
Development and implementation of cryptographic algorithms/protocols in the real applications of data security and IoT security.
Research Traineeships (Physics)
Research Officer positions are available for the following physics topics:
Details about additional traineeships will be made available in the future.