Job: Two Research Assistant positions for project on ‘Enhancing Singapore’s Coral Reef Ecosystem’ (deadline: 16 Nov 2012)

“Enhancing Singapore’s Coral Reef Ecosystem in a Green Port, including Assessment of Sites for Reef Restoration”:
Two Research Assistant Positions (deadline 16 Nov 2012)

The first phase of a project “Enhancing Singapore’s Coral Reef Ecosystem in a Green Port, including Assessment of Sites for Reef Restoration” will begin soon. The project will be administered by the Tropical Marine Science Institute with Prof. L.M. Chou as the Principal Investigator.

The first phase lasting one year will assess sites suitable for the translocation of corals to restore 1) a non-reef area and 2) a degraded reef, and determine which coral communities at the impacted site can be used to monitor coral resilience to the impact.

This phase will lead on to a larger second phase lasting three years that addresses the following research questions: a) will coral translocation succeed at an area that previously did not support corals? b) by how much can translocation enhance a degraded reef, and c) will corals at the impacted site survive?

The research assistants will participate actively in all aspects of the project.
Field work forms a major component of the project.

Requirements:

  1. At least a B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons) in biology, ecology or marine biology, life sciences (majoring in environmental biology) or other related fields.
  2. Scuba diving qualification (PADI advanced open water or equivalent).
  3. Experience in reef restoration work.
  4. IT competency and report writing ability.

Salary will be commensurate with academic qualification and research experience. Earliest availability will be taken into consideration.

Interested candidates should e-mail

  • an updated curriculum vitae,
  • names of three referees and
  • a statement indicating his/her suitability for the position

to: Mr. Toh Kok Ben (dbstohkb@nus.edu.sg) by 16 Nov 2012.

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