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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 42 locations and 26 direct countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania. 


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


Esco Aster is a contract research development and manufacturing organization founded and deeply rooted by scientists enabling fellow scientists to translate their bench work into commercially available products at affordable prices.


Our scientific work is in emerging and frontier biology utilizing cells as a final product or deriving products from cells which often we use cells as the factory to derive our target product. 


Our first commercial breakthrough success is Esco Aster is commercially first in class being first in the world to be certified for cultivated/cell-based meat to FSSC 22000 and by a competent food regulatory body.


We are first in the region to operate an end-to-end integrated full cell line creation/immortalization or engineered cell line, cell culture process development, analytical development for stem cells and exosomes with full cGMP Capabilities from Drug Substance and small-scale fill & finish for final Cell Therapy Product.


The work we do creates a remarkable and lasting impact on our world. We offer you an opportunity to be part of this exciting journey to own your career and firsthand exposure to new emerging modalities supporting translational sciences.

Join us as we redefine BioSolutions for One World and One Health for the current and future generations to come. 


Esco Aster. 

One World Biosolutions for 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].