Research Assistant / Research Fellow, Mariculture

13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) at the National University of Singapore is looking for a senior Research Assistant or junior Research Fellow to join our multidisciplinary team. Ideal candidates should have experience in marine biology and ecology and/or aquaculture research. You will be working closely with a team of researchers and engaging with different collaborators, including commercial partners and students. Candidates who can work and communicate effectively across multiple domains are encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and execute aquarium- and laboratory-based experiments at the St. John's Island National Marine Laboratory (SJINML) for the culture of a variety of marine organisms, including marine rice, seagrass, and corals
  • Assist in executing engineering/materials testing experiments related to the culture of marine organisms
  • Conduct literature reviews and writing of scientific publications
  • Assist with project-related administrative duties, including project coordination with team members and collaborators


  • Bachelor’s degree with Honours (for Research Assistant) or PhD in a relevant field (for Research Fellow)
  • Preferably with background in environmental science, marine science, marine ecology and/or aquaculture
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess a strong sense of initiative and proactiveness
  • Resourceful and innovative with positive work attitude
  • Responsive and adaptive to changes
  • Prior experience with working in Singapore's marine environment and/or aquaculture is preferable

Covid-19 Message

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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.

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