NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Research Associate, Biological Sciences

7 days left

Location
Singapore
Posted
05 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2023
Ref
12012344
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work with A/P Darren Yeo Chong Jinn on freshwater ecology and biodiversity under a project on Large-scale biomanipulation feasibility trial/experiment for water quality and environmental management, based on food web dynamics and ecosystem stability in Singapore reservoirs.

The RAs will work under the direction of A/P Darren Yeo (PI) and Dr. Jeffrey Kwik (Co-PI); the main responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Conducting field studies in freshwater habitats involving fish, macroinvertebrate and plankton sampling 
  • Conducting laboratory based work involving sorting and processing of specimens and data collected during field work
  • Establishing and maintaining datasets related to the project
  • Data analyses and technical report/scientific paper writing
  • Carrying out administrative and other duties as required under the project/laboratory

Qualifications

Qualifications / Discipline:

  • Master Degree 

Skills:

  • Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail is essential
  • Possess leadership qualities, highly-motivated, responsible, and passion for research work
  • Independent, but also able to work well with others in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Physically fit for extended periods of field work in various tropical freshwater environments
  • Experience in electrofishing will be an advantage, but training will be provided if necessary
  • A valid Singapore Class 3 driving license is highly desirable
  • Some weekend flexibility may be required depending on exigencies of duty
  • Proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe applications, R and MATLAB would be an advantage

Experience:  

  • Experience in data analysis (using R, MATLAB) and ArcGis would be an advantage
  • Prior experience in tropical freshwater ecology will be an advantage

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: [[Kent Ridge Campus]]
Organization: [[National University of Singapore]]
Department : [[Department of Biological Sciences]]
Employee Referral Eligible: [[No]]
Job requisition ID : 18200

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