Jobs: Marine Biologist, Research Officer @ TMSI Marine Antifouling Research (deadline: 20 Jul 2013)

Marine Antifouling R&D Programme
Tropical Marine Science Institute, NUS


[1] Marine Biologist / Engineer

Job Description

  • The project requires a marine biologist or research engineer interested in investigating the development of marine biofouling under dynamic flow conditions.
  • The successful candidate will assist to design flume channels, and investigate the development of marine growth on antifouling coatings.


  • MSc or PhD degree in biology or materials engineering. Some experience and interest in computational fluid dynamics and/or marine invertebrate biology would be advantageous.
  • Candidates with a good Honours Degree with relevant research experience will also be considered.
  • Strong English writing and verbal skills
  • The successful candidate must be highly motivated, responsible, able to multi-task and a good team player. Good communication skills are necessary as project will entail active interaction with collaborators from different disciplines.
  • The primary job location will be TMSI St John’s Island marine laboratory.

[2] Research Officer / Lab Officer

  • Support marine biofouling and antifouling coatings development projects, for both field and laboratory work. This will include work in a chemical lab.
  • Assist with field work, lab bioassays as well as data management, analyses, and preparation of reports.
  • Assist with housekeeping and maintenance of the program’s research facilities.


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree, preferably with modules in Marine Biology and Materials Science or Chemistry.
  • Candidates with a Diploma who have technical or practical experience in marine-related may also be considered for Laboratory Officer positions.
  • The primary job location will be TMSI St John’s Island marine laboratory. Candidates must be able to swim, and be prepared to work outdoors.
  • Note that the work may be physically demanding especially during the warm months of the year.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, resourceful individuals with good technical skills.
  • Good oral and written English communication skills are necessary as job scope will entail active interaction with academic and industry collaborators.


  • Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • The appointment will be for a period of one year and renewable depending upon the candidate’s performance.

Interested candidates are invited to email their detailed resume and cover letter to:

  • Email:
  • Please indicate in the subject heading: “RE: Research Officers/Biofouling”

Deadline for Application:

  • The closing date for applications is 20 July 2013.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to be interviewed.

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