Job: Research Field Assistant – Botany/Plant Ecology, May – Jun 2016

Duration: May 2016 – June 2016 (200 hours)

Position: Open for full-time undergraduate students only.

Summary of job duties:
The successful applicant will join a team of researchers to determine an ecological network for Singapore. The field work involves vegetation assessments at different sites in Singapore. The applicant will employ scientific equipment and visual analysis for collecting plant and vegetation data. The applicant will assist in data entry into GIS databases of the observations, as well as perform necessary calculations. Hours will vary depending on the nature of data collection and the site for any particular day. The successful candidate will be trained in the required field and GIS techniques.

Requirements:
We are looking for someone who is familiar with vegetation assessment techniques such as using the spherical densitometer, and who understands what vegetation assessment entails. Past experience with plants and knowledge of plant species a bonus, but the latter is not compulsory. The person must be meticulous with an eye for detail in the field, willing to contribute to a unique island-wide project, and is interested in gaining research experience.

Must enjoy working outdoors, be physically fit, not be afraid of entering a forested area, and have good communication and interpersonal skills. The applicant should be self-motivated yet willing to learn new techniques and software, and able to work independently as well as with other team members. Minimum software requirement is the Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates that are interested should send an email introducing yourself with resume attached to:

Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Hamid
Research Associate
School of Design & Environment, NUS
akiarah@nus.edu.sg

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