Research Assistant

05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

Hired candidate will be involved in local outdoor field-based expedition conducted in Singapore’s rich marine habitats, and will be focused on deciphering and curating the identities and biology of the marine biota encountered.

Apart from the science involved, hired candidate will also assist in the outreach engagement with our collaborators, international scientists, to carry out seminars, workshops and field surveys.

Hired candidate will be based on St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory.

The job scope includes:

  • Working on the science (systematics and ecology) of marine invertebrates.
  • Support the ongoing research on marine biodiversity in Singapore, which includes:
  • Supporting of all outdoor field-work related to this project; the hired candidate will be expected to work at irregular when deemed necessary.
  • Conducting of literature reviews.
  • Preparation and execution of specimen processing and molecular laboratory work.
  • Analyses of research data.
  • Preparation of academic manuscript and project-related reports.
  • Assist with the organising and management of various events for this project and the Institute.
  • Support with the engagement of commercial partners, the public and international scientists to ensure the success of this project.
  • Supporting the PI and project lead with administration within the project and Institute.



  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Zoology or equivalent.
  • Experience in outdoor fieldwork and molecular laboratory work.
  • Readiness to work irregular hours.
  • Good in both spoken and written English.

The contract is for 1 year, subject to renewal pending good performance.

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