Research Assistant, Environmental Studies

15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching in a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought.

We invite motivated and independent candidates to apply for the position as Research Assistant at Yale-NUS College. The successful candidate will perform High throughput microbial DNA sequencing, data analysis and all associated steps. The candidate will assist to produce figures for publication and contribute to manuscript preparation (where appropriate) and assist in the supervision of undergraduate research projects.

The candidate will be offered a one-year contract.


  • A Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies, or a related subject
  • Experience working with DADA2, ggplot2 & phyloseq
  • Must be familiar with multiple DNA library preparation techniques (e.g., Illumina, Nanopore & PacBio) and routine molecular lab skills (e.g., PCR, Pipetting, DNA extraction etc). 
  • Must have experience analysing DNA sequence and DNA amplicon data (e.g., 16S, ITS & 18S)
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English

More Information

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these values. For more information about the College, please visit

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS, they authorise the College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.

COVID-19 Message

At Yale-NUS College/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 Yale-NUS/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 Yale-NUS/NUS.

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Assistant Professor Benjamin Wainwright via email at

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Academic Transcript

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yale-NUS College
Department : Division of Science

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