Research Associate, Biological Sciences

Jun 08, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jul 08, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions is a research centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS), jointly supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore and NUS.

The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS) is a focal point for world-class research, thought leadership and education on nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to produce policy relevant science on natural climate solutions, and build capacity in academic, government and corporate sectors – for the overarching goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy and stable global climate. 

The Centre is actively searching for a research assistant/associate to support the Centre in grant administration, fundraising and research. 

The main responsibilities of the position include:

Grant Administration and fundraising

  • Contribute to preparing research proposals, grant applications and agreements
  • Ensure proper governance and reporting of research grants to grantors 
  • Support identification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospective donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Work closely with the team to develop gift ideas, proposals and agreements in compliance with the necessary university processes
  • Coordinate relationships with NUS internal departments and external granting agencies
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned


  • Provide general administrative support on research-related matters
  • Support field work, data collection and data analysis
  • Contribute to preparing research manuscripts and reports


Qualifications / Discipline:  

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree, with a passion for environment and sustainability  


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail 
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly self-motivated, independent, and a team player
  • Willing to work flexible hours and to take on extra duties as required


  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in a relevant role

More Information

Location: [[Kent Ridge]]
Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]
Department : [[Department of Biological Sciences]]
Employee Referral Eligible: No