Job: RAs for marine biodiversity survey with TMSI/RMBR (closes 21 Jan 2010)

The Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), together with the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) is looking for Research Assistants to participate actively in the recently launched Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey of Singapore in collaboration with the National Parks Board.

This project seeks to identify and document marine organisms and habitats in Singapore waters today, so that we are better able to manage and conserve our marine resources. Two positions are available immediately.

Primary responsibilities:

  1. Planning and organizing field surveys in coordination with National Parks Board.
  2. Active participation in field surveys including collection of animals, plants and measurement of physical parameters.
  3. Examination, sorting and processing of living specimens obtained during surveys.
  4. Identification and documentation of preserved organisms.
  5. Data entry, processing, analysis and report writing.

Minimum requirements

  1. Degree in Biology, Marine Biology or Aquatic Sciences from a recognized University.
  2. Possess good oral and written English communication skills.
  3. Ability to work for long hours both in the field and in the laboratory with little or no supervision.
  4. Familiar with the classification and taxonomy of living marine organisms, their natural history and ecology.
  5. Ability to swim.


  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be for a period of one year in the first instance and extension subject to mutual agreement.


  • Please submit a covering letter and CV, including names and addresses of three referees to
  • Please indicate in the subject heading: Re: Research Assistants/CMBS

Closing Date

  • Closing date for applications is 21 January 2011.

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