Research Fellow



Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Hydroleap is a Singapore-based deep tech startup with a mission of disrupting the wastewater treatment industry. Our cutting-edge electrochemistry technology and innovative approaches to waste management have eliminated the need for manual interventions and toxic chemicals, making our solutions fully automated, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.

With multiple successful deployments across the Asia Pacific region, including in the agri-food, oil & gas, data center, real estate, and construction sectors, Hydroleap is significantly impacting how wastewater is treated. As a company, we are proud to be backed by an impressive group of governmental and private venture capitalists, such as Realtech Holdings, Wavemaker Partners, Seeds Capital, 500 Startups, SG Innovate, Sparklabs, and Entrepreneur First.

Join our team and be a part of a mission-driven organization that is changing the world, one drop of water at a time.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced Research Fellow specialized in intellectual property (IP) development and patents within the wastewater treatment sector. This role is integral to our mission of innovating and commercializing eco-friendly, cost-effective wastewater solutions using cutting-edge electrochemistry technology.

What you will be doing

  • Innovation and Research: Lead exploratory research projects to innovate and enhance our technology, focusing on areas ripe for intellectual property creation.
  • Intellectual Property Management: Develop strategies for IP protection, including drafting, filing, and prosecuting patents, and managing the company's IP portfolio.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Work closely with R&D and product development teams to identify patentable inventions, ensure IP protection strategies align with product development, and advise on potential IP challenges.
  • Technology Analysis: Conduct comprehensive analysis of existing technologies and market trends to identify opportunities for IP development and potential patent infringements to avoid.
  • Legal Coordination: Liaise with legal advisors and patent offices to navigate the patent landscape, ensuring compliance with international IP laws and regulations.
  • Publication and Advocacy: Publish research findings in reputable scientific journals and represent Hydroleap at conferences, contributing to the company’s reputation as a leader in the field.
  • Educational Outreach: Mentor junior researchers and engineers on IP matters, fostering an environment of continuous learning and innovation.
  • Your Capabilities and Credentials

    • MSc or PhD in Chemical or Environmental engineering
    • Demonstrated experience in research with a significant track record of intellectual property development, including patent drafting and filing.
    • Familiar and interested in water/wastewater treatment processes
    • Familiar with water treatment processes and lab equipment
    • Familiar and interested in scientific paper reading, research and lab work
    • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and communication skills, with proficiency in research methodologies and patent databases.
    • Commitment to the task assigned, self initiative and problem solving skill