Jobs in freshwater ecology: Laboratory Assistant, Casual Employment, two positions (apply by 13 Sep 2013)

Ecological Monitoring, Informatics and Dynamics (EMID) research revolves around a cross-disciplinary, quantitative approach with a strong focus on operations and management, towards the overarching goal of sustainable resource management. The Inland Waters Cluster applies freshwater research through the development of assessment tools and environmetrics for ecological appraisal and prediction.

Sorting insects (FTK)

Laboratory Assistant, Casual Employment: two positions

The Inland Waters laboratory is actively seeking suitable candidates for the position of laboratory assistant to support various ongoing projects.


  • Assist in laboratory processing of benthic macorinvertebrate specimens such as Diptera larvae and Odonata nymphs obtained from streams and reservoirs in Singapore
  • Laboratory processing will include:
    1. picking out macroinvertebrates and separate them from detritus and sediment.
    2. Cataloguing and preservation of specimens in ethanol.
    3. Identification of specimens to Order and/or Family level using microscopes and dichotomous identification keys.


  • Experience and knowledge on aquatic macroinvertebrates and use of identification keys are desirable but ‘on-the-job’ training will be provided.
  • A conscientious attitude to laboratory work and keen interest in biology is essential.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Payment will be made based on an hourly rate and shall commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to email their detailed resume and cover letter to Rayson (email: and indicate in the subject heading: “RE: Lab Assistant (Inland_Waters)”

Deadline for Applications: 13 September 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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