Job opportunity: Monitoring freshwater invertebrates

Research Assistant/Technical Support Officer opportunities with the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS and the Public Utilities Board, PUB.

As Singapore is one of most water-scarce countries in the world, water management is critical. The Public Utilities Board recently commissioned the National University of Singapore’s Department of Biological Sciences to develop a lentic macro-invertebrate biotic index for the island’s waterways, with an emphasis on shallow tropical lakes. This will now complement the extensive water quality sampling regime already in place.

We are seeking three Research Assistants and/or Laboratory Technicians to assist a team with monitoring freshwater invertebrates in Singapore.

The candidates should have:

  • either a polytechnic diploma or degree in biology or a related subject,
  • field experience,
  • preferably a Singaporean driving licence,
  • experience of ecological sampling protocols and/or freshwater macro-invertebrates. This would be advantageous but full training will be provided ‘on the job’.

The posts are initially for 6 months with a likely possibility of longer-term employment depending on the performance on the job and/or progress of the project. Positions are available immediately.

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to Dr Esther Clews at

Closing date for applications: Thursday 29th October 2009.
Interviews will take place during the first week of November.

Dr Esther Clews
Postdoctoral Fellow
Marine Biology Laboratory
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
14, Science Drive 4, Blk S1,
#02-05 Singapore 117543
Phone: +65 6516 6867

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