Job description: Research Assistant
Duration: Oct 2012 – Sep 2014.
We are looking for a full-time research assistant for a project on the Singapore freshwater crab, Johora singaporensis.
The duties involve intense field work surveying of freshwater streams in local forests to establish distribution, habitat preference and physiochemical properties and establishment and management of an ex situ breeding programme.
The applicant must be interested in field work in day and night in difficult conditions, be able to recruit, lead and manage assistants, and be able to do careful work in an aquaria.
We are looking for someone who can be independent in setting up field surveys, be communicative about updates, pay close attention to detail, responsible about the care and handling of aquatic fauna, single-minded about research priorities, be willing to work in a team and interested in contributing to conservation.
The applicant must have a background in the biological sciences, must enjoy working outdoors, be physically fit, look forward to wildlife encounters and night work, be very flexible about working hours, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and be fluent in English (writing, reading, and speaking).
Past experience with rearing animals in aquaria is useful, but not necessary. Possession of a class 3 driver’s license would be beneficial but not critical.
Interested applicants please send your CV and COver Letter to Ms Tan Kai-xin at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 Sep 2012.