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Research Assistant (Food)

The Opportunity

Esco Lifesciences Group, is Singapore’s most globalized life sciences company, with annual revenues close to SGD 200M and global operations in over 20 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Esco Aster Pte Ltd is an affiliate of Esco Lifesciences Group and was first introduced in 2017.

At Esco Aster Pte Ltd, we are a contract development and manufacturing organization founded and deeply rooted by scientists enabling fellow scientists to translate their bench work into commercially available products and services at affordable prices.

The work we do creates a remarkable and lasting impact on our world. Join us as we redefine healthcare for the current and future generations to come.

Esco Aster.

One World. One Health.

Who we’re looking for

Physical/Mental Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific data and publications. 
  • Ability to author or review protocols, technical reports and technology transfer documents. 
  • Ability to author or review standard operating procedures and other related documents. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. 
  • Ability to focus. 
  • Repetitive motions due to certain laboratory techniques. 
  • Ability to adapt and keep up with rapid changes in a fluid and dynamic environment as this is a rapidly evolving space

The Scope

You will be part of Esco Aster’s Food Formulation and Development team and contribute towards the overall site mission and objectives. You will support food scientist in new product development, evaluation of formulated products, researching industry trends & new technology. The role will interact closely with other functions to provide expertise in new product development, ingredient and processing innovation to meet internal and external clients’ requirements in terms of product acceptability (flavour/texture) and nutrition.

Primary work location: Ayer Rajah, Singapore

Reporting to: Food Scientist

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in product development work involving various cooking and baking processes.
  • Develop different textures and organoleptic properties in a variety of product prototypes for commercialization.
  • Conduct food product development market research, ideation, formulation, rapid prototyping and sensory evaluation.
  • Coordinate independent laboratory testing for nutrition analysis.
  • Assist in upscaling processes & products from bench scale to pilot production.
  • Analyze food ingredients and products using in-house instruments, or at an off-site location.
  • Search for, read and summarise relevant literature articles.
  • Source for vendors and suppliers and maintain good working relationship with them.
  • Maintain equipment, upkeep lab safety and inventory.
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Analyses and other documents necessary for data integrity and traceability as well as lab safety.
  • Assist in any other activities as required by the company.


  • Minimum Diploma in Food Chemistry, Food Technology and related fields.
  • At least 1 year of working experience in the related field.
  • Experience with conventional food processing, baking and cooking instruments and equipment.
  • High level of ability to multi-task and yet ensure quality of work on different projects.
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Keen interest in pursuing a highly focused project and working efficiently to meet milestones.
  • Comfortable to undertake routine and SOP-directed lab work.
  • Be proactive, co-operative, and willing to work in small team environment
  • Have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail Oriented and have high standards in documentation.
  • Good time management and pro-active attitude.

Apply now by submitting a Cover Letter and CV to [email protected].