Job: Full-time Research Assistant at Freshwater & Invasion Biology Lab (1-year, renewable; deadline 27 May 2016)

Freshwater & Invasion Biology Lab
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Research Assistant
We are looking for a Full-time Research Assistant to work in the Freshwater and Invasion Biology Laboratory.

Under the direction of the project manager, primary tasks will include conducting: 

  • Field studies in freshwater habitats involving fish, macroinvertebrate and plankton sampling
  • Laboratory based work involving sorting and processing of specimens and data collected during field work
  • Technical and report/scientific paper writing

Requirements include:

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent, with prior experience in freshwater ecology preferred
  • Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail is essential
  • Possess leadership qualities, self-motivated, responsible, and a fast learner
  • Independent, but also able to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Physically fit for extended periods of field work
  • A valid Singapore Class 3 driving license is highly desirable
  • Some weekend flexibility may be required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe applications
  • Data analysis (using R, SPSS, Statistica and Primer); training will be provided if necessary

This is a 1 year (renewable) grant-funded position. Interested individuals are invited to send your applications that include a CV and three recommendation letters, with a cover letter to:

Assistant Professor Darren Yeo Chong Jinn
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore,
14, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543

For more information about our research, please visit
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for application is 27 May 2016.


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