The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), National University of Singapore (NUS), invites applications for an educator track faculty position at the Lecturer level in Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology. Candidates possessing evidence of high-quality teaching, a good publication record, and relevant working and teaching experience in a related field are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to teach as well as develop graduate and undergraduate modules—either individually or in collaboration with department colleagues and/or industrial partners—in plant ecology and conservation biology.
The position is based in DBS. The department has over 60 full-time faculty members (including 10 on educator track) with diverse research expertise in three focal areas (Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; and Biophysical Sciences) and over 300 full-time graduate students from 19 countries. Teaching and research facilities and support are world-class and the university (www.nus.edu.sg) and department (www.dbs.nus.edu.sg ) are highly regarded internationally. The department has a strong Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity group that is active and expanding its teaching and research in various areas; one such area being the Masters by coursework programme in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Climate Solutions. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate will be expected to also contribute to the development, teaching, and running of this professional development and continuing education programme. Experience in teaching adult learners will therefore also be an advantage.
NUS offers internationally competitive salary packages in Singapore’s low-tax environment. The Department is committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.
Interested, strong candidates with a PhD and relevant postdoctoral experience should submit a letter of intent describing their career goals, teaching plans and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and a list of names for 6 relevant referees (including at least 3 academic referees).
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Job Description – The research project aims to culture, manipulate and engineer local microbiota in intensive closed aquaculture systems. The successful candidate will be required to develop a sustainable microbial- based aquaculture system using a consortium of beneficial marine microorganisms, and characterize the microbiomes in mariculture systems.
The candidate will also be responsible for administrative duties, data collection and interpretation, and report writing including publication of findings in international journals. The candidates are required to commence work immediately.
A good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Microbiology, or related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Able to work on weekends if required and in marine aquarium facilities.
Self-motivated and passion in research.
Experience in peer-reviewed publications would be advantageous.
Proficient in statistical analysis tools.
Interested applicants should submit their up-to-date CV to Dr. Loo Poh Leong at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2021.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.
Prof “Paddy” Murphy passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Saturday 7th November 2020. He was 89.
We announced his passing on the NUS Biodiversity Crew Facebook page the same day, and his family and his kakis at NUS have placed an obituary in The Straits Times tomorrow, in the hope of informing his many friends and students from over the decades.
Share your memories with the family and the community
He has endowed a rich legacy on all of us and triggered fond recollections by students from over half a century! We invite you to share your stories of him with all of us at this form https://tinyurl.com/paddymurphy-rip . We will post our collective memories here and share them with biologists and naturalists past and present!