Jobs at PUB’s Water Quality Department – apply by 30 Apr 2021

The appointments and links to the job adverts are as follows:

  1. Biologist (Biology Laboratory), Water Quality Department (BSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556493/biologist-biology-laboratory-water-quality-department-sgunited-public-service
  1. Biologist, Water Quality Department (9 months contract) (BSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556505/biologist-water-quality-department-9-months-contract-sgunited-public-service
  1. Biologist/Senior Biologist (Raw Water System), Water Quality Department (BSc, MSc) https://careers.pageuppeople.com/mob/688/cwlive/en/job/556496/biologistsenior-biologistraw-water-system-water-quality-department-sgunited-public-service

Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies (by 14th May 2021)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Environmental Studies
Application deadline: 14th May 2021

Job Description

  • The candidate is expected to make a major contribution to the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme (www.envstudies.nus.edu.sg)
  • The candidate is expected to teach existing BES modules, including a two-week field course abroad, and will have opportunities to develop new ones.  
  • In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate will also be encouraged to contribute to the professional development and continuing education programme – example, Masters by coursework in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-Based Climate Solutions.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree
  • 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.
  • Experience in teaching adult learners will be an advantage. 

Lecturer in Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology

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).

External applicants
Applications can be submitted throughout the year through this LINK.

Applicants from NUS
Applicants from NUS are to apply via this LINK

Closing date of application: 26 March 2021

Job: RA (BSc/MSc) for Aquaculture project at SJINML (by 31 Jan 2020)

Research Assistant post

SJINMLJob 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 tmslpl@nus.edu.sg by 31 January 2021.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.

Job: Fauna specialist (1-year Contract) with Camphora

Job: Fauna specialist (1-year Contract)

Job Duties And Responsibilities

Camphora is a collective that provides integrated flora, fauna and arboriculture baseline data to inform design intent and formulate solutions for ecological conservation.

We are seeking to hire an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who has a passion for biodiversity and enjoys working in the outdoors.

You will mainly be assisting in the following (but not limited to):

  • Planning and execution of fauna surveys, including day and night surveys
  • Integrate faunal findings into biodiversity impact assessment
  • Conduct inspections at development sites
  • Manage project deliverables
  • Report writing
  • Attend and prepare for meetings

Job Requirements

  1. Degree in Environmental Science or related fields
  2. Passionate about biodiversity conservation
  3. Responsible, independent, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  4. Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  5. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  6. Training will be provided but familiarity with species identification of a particular faunal group (terrestrial/freshwater/marine) will be an advantage.
  7. Knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

Appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will commensurate with qualification and experience. Fresh graduates are welcomed to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.

Job: Flora specialist (1-year Contract) with Camphora

Job: Flora specialist (1-year Contract)

Job Duties And Responsibilities

Camphora is a collective that provides integrated flora, fauna and arboriculture baseline data to inform design intent and formulate solutions for ecological conservation.

We are seeking to hire an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who has a passion for botany and enjoys working in the outdoors.

You will mainly be assisting the Lead Botanist in (but not limited to):

  • Planning and execution of flora surveys
  • Integrate floristic findings with faunal and arboriculture findings in biodiversity impact assessment
  • Manage project deliverables
  • Report writing
  • Attend and prepare for meetings

Job Requirements

  1. Degree in Environmental Science, Botany, Zoology, Horticulture or related fields
  2. Passionate about plants, botany and horticulture
  3. Responsible, independent, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  4. Physically fit, and comfortable being outdoors and in the forest
  5. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  6. Training will be provided but familiarity with local flora will be an advantage. Fresh graduates are welcomed to apply.
  7. Knowledge in GIS or data analytics will be an advantage.

Appointment will be on a 1-year contract basis and salary will commensurate with qualification and experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Derek Yap at derek@camphora.com.sg.

Job: Assistant Consultant – Environment (Arcadis Singapore)

Job: Assistant Consultant – Environment with Arcadis Singapore
Apply at LinkedIn.

Job Duties And Responsibilities

  1. Undertake supervised technical works for environmental planning and management projects
  2. Conduct literature review, field visit, data analysis, monitoring and survey
  3. Assist with and contribute to the preparation of technical reports and presentations
  4. Assist with other project tasks, administrative duties and client communications or as directed by line manager.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, geology, environmental science, or chemistry
  2. Preferably 1 year consulting experience
  3. Preferably with knowledge in environmental assessment methodologies and modelling tools
  4. Field experience or basic knowledge of soil sampling, groundwater sampling, surface water/sediment sampling, etc
  5. Knowledge in GIS and data analytics is an advantage
  6. Attention to details with good analytical and report writing and communication skills
  7. Willingness to travel occasionally abroad to meet the needs of specific projects
  8. Ability to work both independently and in teams
  9. Ability to work in fast-paced and dynamic environment with multiple projects and stakeholders
  10. Ability to work flexibly in response to project needs
  11. Strong work ethic
  12. Working knowledge of MS Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  13. Applicant requiring work pass need not apply

Prof Dennis Hugh “Paddy” Murphy, beloved teacher, mentor and friend, R. I. P. – Share your lovely memories of him with us!

Prof “Paddy” Murphy RIP

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!  

Paddy Murphy RIP orbituary

Kakis of D H Murphy at NUS

 

Some related links:

  • “Visiting Prof Murphy,” 27 Nov 2018 [link]
  • “King of Mangroves D H “Paddy” Murphy,” 26 Nov 2008 [link
  • “Prof Dennis Murphy: The zoologist extraordinaire,” 27 Dec 2008 [link]