NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

Location
Singapore
Posted
31 May 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2021
Ref
3843544
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

Research

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

Qualifications

Qualifications / Discipline:  

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

Skills:  

  • 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

Experience:  

  • 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]]

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